The New Concrete is a major new anthology charting the explosion of visual poetry in the 21st century. Having just been released by Hayward Publishing, the launch of this book promises to be a landmark event in visual poetry.
Join us for an afternoon of film and live performance showcasing some of the most exciting work in this field. The event brings together some of the most celebrated poets and artists working at the intersection of visual art and literature.
Building on the celebrated concrete movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the event reveals how this legacy has been refreshed through digital text and image manipulation, modern print techniques and the rise of self-publishing.
Film screenings include:
Simon Barraclough, Turner
Victoria Bean, Playtime with Venus and Every Morning She’d
Caroline Bergvall, Drift
Derek Beaulieu, 1115 / 2:47: Pages
David Bellingham, An Object Revolving Round a Day / An Object Revolving Round a Year / An Object Revolving Round Events
Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Barcodes
Augusto de Campos, F(J)Y)EUX, LIFE and Luxo
Francesca Capone, Island Poem
Antonio Claudio Carvalho, OS DESAPARECIDOS / THE MISSING WILL NEVER BE MISSING UNTIL WE FIND THEM
Kenneth Goldsmith, Poetry in a Newspaper
Sophie Herxheimer, London
Liliane Lijn, What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping? and Way Out Is Way In Poemdrum
nick-e melville, me
Rick Myers, An Excavation / A Reading (Before the Statue of Endymion)
W. Mark Sutherland, Crush
André Vallias, “COMEDIA”: a meta-poem (le stelle / alle stelle / l’altre stelle) in Quick Response code
Nico Vassilakis, Stampalogue (for Harry Mathews)
The event features live performances from many of the contributors, including: Simon Barraclough, Victoria Bean, Derek Beaulieu, David Bellingham, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Paula Claire, S.J. Fowler, Daniel Lehan, Henningham Family Press, Sophie Herxheimer, Sarah Kelly, Liliane Lijn, Tony Lopez, Chris McCabe, Barrie Tullet, Sam Winston and audio from Tom Comitta. You will also be able to purchase a copy of The New Concrete at the event.
Curated by Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe