Laura Reeves: Honest

9 Sep 2015

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Standpoint Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Old Street / Liverpool Street

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Laura Reeves and Phil Owen, Writer and Researcher at Arnolfini's Reading Room, Bristol, present an evening of conversations and readings to launch Laura's artist-book - Honest.


Laura's invitation to you: 
"I have worked with Phil a number of times. I met with him recently to discuss we would do for this event. We tried to pin-point the first time we met and neither of us could remember. Phil has visited one of my previous studios, I've presented at Tertulia - a salon event that Phil has been running alongside Megan Wakefield for almost five years now. Phil also wrote a text called Dear Laura, a personal letter, and he informed me of my doppelganger, Laura Reeves the American bodybuilder.

Before we met I prepared a selection of books and scanned pages of text I thought he would like and were somehow related to the content of my publication. Then the computer crashed and I lost it all. I sulked. Then decided to 'go with the flow' and see what happened when we met. I shouldn't have worried. Phil is conversation-led, and if anything, pre-planning was a mistake.

Honest is an artist-book. The book is part two of the recent show at MOSTYN containing excerpts from my Worksheets series comprising autobiographical prose, short fiction, found images and an imaginary artwork.

Me and Phil will be performing some sections from the book and reading from related texts, and Phil will be reading some vignettes / reinterpretations of the photographs."

Laura Reeves was the artist-in-residence representing Wales as part of Standpoint Futures programme in 2014.


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