Installed text: The Polar Muse
Scott Polar Research Institute : Wednesday 24 September – Saturday, 20 December 2014
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“I drew a plan of the filming instrument. The writing drew within the field of the camera and the filming commenced. The hunting, filming and capture of wild form. I drew a plan of the writing instrument as a poetics as a film for showing in live performance as a writing of day for night. Situations in which I might be expected to film writing occurred and I was drawn to the archives and made them in the everyday. The bear was filming a commercial in the Western Isles when he swam off to take a partlet in the making of (a film) as a writing implement, or a piece of lace, or a feather. The filming of this is put last as pure speculation to give the camera time to catch up, or to open it to the viewing public for redistribution by other means . . . .” from ‘To Quill at Film’ by Redell Olsen
Out Now: Trenchart / Logistics
Back cover image: Alice Könitz
Introduction by Vanessa Place
Binding: Metal binding clip
Price: $60 [1 of 5 books in set]
Hand-bound in an edition of 250, TrenchArt: Logistics introduces the eighth annual TrenchArt series, with aesthetics written by participating series writers and the series visual artist, Alice Könitz. Of the aesthetic essays, Vanessa Place notes in her introduction that “partial objects are proudly on parade: mouths, cunts, cuts of tongue, and the skin-surface of films/film-surface of skins.” Each of the books in the Logistics series uses the cut, and cutting, as an organizing principal. Additional series titles include: Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic by Chris Tysh; Film Poems by Redell Olsen; Cunt Norton by Dodie Bellamy; and Things To Do With Your Mouth by Divya Victor.
Get an extract from the introduction by Vanessa Place here
Live event on 30 August 2013 in Brighton, UK at the Nightingale Theatre…
Featuring Redell Olsen, Holly Pester and Jeff Hilson – plus some other phonographic treats, including poems from the Mass Observation Archive and Aleksander Kolkowski whose archive Phonographies includes many contemporary musicians and sound artists, all recorded on wax cylinder to haunting effect.
Recording of event here…
Thursday 19:00, 2 May 2013
Judith E Wilson Studio, Faculty of English
WINE + BOOKS + INTERVAL
Nina Power & Redell Olsen
Beside an electric train, a tray of coal and Dawood’s ‘New Dream Machine Project’ in the winter pavilion, join us at Parasol Unit for Intercapillary Places:
A talk on the philosophy and control of public space
London launch of ‘Punk Faun: a bar rock pastel’ (Subpress, 2012)
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, N1 7RW
Thurs 13th Dec / Drinks from 6.30pm, event begins at 7.00pm
Arrive early from 5pm onwards to view the retrospective of work by Jannis Kounellis as well as Shezad Dawood’s ‘New Dream Machine Project’ in the winter pavilion
Tickets: £5/£4 conc – Free wine
Nina Power is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Roehampton University and is the author of ‘One-Dimensional Woman’ (Zer0 Books, 2009).
Redell Olsen’s recent projects include films and texts for performance: ‘Bucolic Picnic (or, Toile de Jouy Camouflage)’ (2009), ‘Newe Booke of Copies’ (2009-10), ‘SPRIGS and Spots’ (2011-12) and the site-specific collaboration for film and performance “Lost Pool” (2010). Her previous publications include ‘Book of the Fur’ (rem press, 2000) and ‘Secure Portable Space’ (Reality Street, 2004). ‘Punk Faun: a bar rock pastel’ (2012) is just out from Subpress. She is a Reader in Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway, University of London. For more see: http://redellolsen.co.uk/
Jannis Kounellis was part of the Arte Povera movement in Italy that emerged during the 1960s. On show at Parasol Unit will be works such as Untitled (Carboniera), 1967; Untitled (steel plate and braid),1969, on loan from Centre George Pompidou, Musée national d’art; Metamorphosis, 1984, and Untitled, 1977, an electric train moving on steel plates installed around one of the pillars of the gallery.
Tickets can be booked through Parasol Unit by phone, email or online through Paypal –
To book your ticket please contact Lucy Britton on firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7490 7373 ext. 20
Please book ahead as spaces in the gallery can fill up
With Thanks to Double Change and the translations from English to French by Abigail Lang and Olivier Brossard.