The Books I Haven't Read - Jo Kernon

2 Feb 2012 – 19 Feb 2012

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Open Sundays only 1-5pm

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London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus 323 from Mile End Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow on the District Line
  • Devons Road on the DLR
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Installation with audio


What happens when you repeat this statement silently or out loud?
How does it make you feel?
Do you think of a list of books?
What images are activated when you think about the statement?

These are some of the questions Jo Kernon has been asking in her work The Books I Haven?t Read. She has been gathering stories and engaging in conversations relating to these questions since June 2011. Jo is interested in using conversation and dialogue as a working process to re-look at questions and reveal more. The Books I Haven't Read touches on questions of what it means to engage, what it means to know and to read. It gently highlights a new sense of possibilities with regard to our capacities to understand, know and experience and invites the viewer and participant to confidently re-evaluate their individual positions.

"This apparently simple intervention into our assumptions about how we know is a subtle yet profound turning upside down of our inherited attitudes to knowledge and the ways we undermine ourselves." Shelley Sacks, 2011

Sunday Artist Session, 5 February, 4-5pm: ?Reading the World? will be an opportunity to engage in the questions touched on in the work. Bring the book or the title of the book(s) you haven't yet read.

Please email Jo to book a place jo.kernon@gmail.com

The work formed part of Jo's MA in Social Sculpture presented at the Oxford Brookes Interdisciplinary Arts MA Festival in Autumn 2011.

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