3 Sep 2010 – 3 Oct 2010

Event times

Thurs ' Sun, 12 ' 5pm

The Pigeon Wing

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: Ilderton Rd P12, Old Kent Rd 21 53 172 453
  • Train: South Bermondsey Station


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3rd September - 3rd October 2010

Opening Event: Friday 3rd September 6 30-9 30pm.
Exhibition/ reading room open every Fri-Sun 12-5pm, or by appointment.
See www.thepigeonwing.co.uk/events for new additions and full program of events.

For their residency at The Pigeon Wing, VerySmallKitchen presents a month long exploration of how writing moves (or not) between the locations of WRITING/ EXHIBITION/ PUBLICATION. Throughout September The Pigeon Wing will be both workspace and exhibition, offering space for a programme of exhibitions, readings, performances, research projects, libraries, and screenings, exploring an abundance of forms and practices at the interface of writing and art practices.

Notes, essays, scripts, scores, propositions, live writings, scrawls, appropriations, assemblings and dissemblings, accretive structures and deletions are some of the strategies to be explored by a range of contemporary practitioners from the UK, Hungary, Ireland, the US and elsewhere. Throughout the exhibition, the gallery will also provide a focal point for the THE FESTIVAL OF NEARLY INVISIBLE PUBLISHING, a programme of self-organised events happening throughout the world, evidence of which are submitted to the gallery for archive and display.

The unfolding exhibition is organised around four key areas: WRITING LIVE, THE DEPARTMENT OF MICRO-POETICS, EXHIBITION/ PUBLICATION, and ASSEMBLING (the last presenting a remarkable exhibition-within-an-exhibition from Franticham/ Red Fox Press's unique archive of rare assembling publications from 1970-2010). Whilst many artists have created texts and installations specifically for the space, others will produce work that unfolds at each of the live events, whilst further scores and contractual arrangements unfold at times not publicly announced. As part of Deptford X a final weekend will see artists working in the space leading up to a final performance event and feast.

See the website (www.thepigeonwing.co.uk/events) for full timetable of events. As well as opening and closing performance events, the schedule currently includes: Ignite and Reprise: Films by Matthew MacKisack, LemonMelon Publishing Seminar, DISASSEMBLING CANNON by Phil Baber, Aphorism as Art Practice Study Afternoon, conversations with Simon Cutts and Francis van Maele and month long writing residencies from Press Free Press, Julia Calver, Hammam Aldouri (assistanted by Helen Kaplinsky) and Tamarin Norwood, details of which are attached below.

The Pigeon Wing also operates an open house/ reading room 12 ' 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Individuals and groups whose work relates to the research topics of the exhibition are invited to present their work, join us for an informal conversation and to come read and consult the library and other materials. Projects unable to make it the gallery at these times, may submit materials online. Viewing by appointment outside the specified opening times.

Curated by David Berridge.


Hammam Aldouri
Phil Baber
Julia Calver
Maurice Carlin
Anne Charnock
Rachel Lois Clapham
Emma Cocker
Simon Cutts
Matt Dalby
James Davies
Sonia Dermience
Karen Di Franco
Marianne Holm Hansen
Sarah Jacobs
Joy as Tiresome Vandalism
The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press
Helen Kaplinsky
Márton Koppány
Freek Lomme/ Onomatopee
Matthew MacKisack
Marit Muenzberg/ LemonMelon
Tamarin Norwood
Pippa Koszerek
Mary Paterson
Press Free Press
Red Fox Press
Colin Sackett
Mary Yacoob
Seekers of Lice


Fri 3rd September


Performances by Julia Calver, Press Free Press, Helen Kaplinsky, Tamarin Norwood

Fri 17th September

Film screening evening,

Matthew MacKisack: Initial and Reprise plus interval performance by Julia Calver

Sun 19th September

2pm, Aphorism as Art Practice, David Berridge and Mary Paterson

Sat 25th September

1.30pm, How To Blush: lecture by Seekers of Lice

2pm, LemonMelon Publishing Seminar with Marit Muenzberg and James Davies, including Phil Baber's performance DISASSEMBLING CANNON

Sat 2nd October Live Writing

Artists in residence include Matt Dalby, Pippa Koszere, Rachel Lois Clapham, Marianne Holm Hansen, and Press Free Press.

Sun 3rd October Live Writing

Artists in residence include Matt Dalby, Pippa Koszere, Rachel Lois Clapham, Marianne Holm Hansen, Karen Di Franco/ CONCRETE RADIO and Press Free Press.

7pm, Closing meal / Performance event

Performances include Julia Calver, Matt Dalby, James Davies, Marianne Holm Hansen, Press Free Press, Tamarin Norwood and Helen Kaplinksy.


More events coming soon. See www.thepigeonwing.co.uk/events for full line up.


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