Plastic Words

David Musgrave, Lecturer in Fine Art at Chelsea, has recently returned from the sabbatical he took to work on Plastic Words at Raven Row. The exhibition was a collaboration between John Douglas Millar, David Musgrave, Luke Skrebowski, Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams.

Quoting the press release, ‘Raven Row plays host for six weeks to a series of public events that mine the contested space between contemporary literature and art.

Taking this space as a starting point, the participants – including leading writers, visual and performance artists – reflect on the possible overlaps, parallels, tangents and interferences between some of today’s most adventurous forms of writing and art making. The variety of formats reflects the diversity of the contributors, spanning readings, performances, panel discussions and publishing experiments.

A companion display curated by Antony Hudek entitled Marginalia with artworks by Eleanor Antin, Isidore Isou, John Murphy and Philippe Thomas, will be on view during events. Antony Hudek will give tours on the 8, 15, 22 January from 1–2pm.

At each event, the pop-up bookshop Luminous Books will present a selection of titles written by and related to the speakers in Plastic Words and will host a selection of artist novels curated by The Book Lovers, a research project by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska. For the final event in the series, Luminous Books will join forces with print-on-demand publishers Publication Studio for its first London appearance.’

A full listing of the events that were part of the event can be found here.

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