Performance as Publishing: Rhythm of Thought

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  • Knox-Whitechapel[1]
  • Nicole_Bachmann,_Says_She_Said_@_ICA_London_2015[1]
  • Ruth_Beale[1]

Past Event


This event was on Sat 12 and Sun 13 Sept, 3 – 4.30pm

Rhythm of Thought is a programme of new artists performances accompanying the London Art Book Fair. Taking Gertrude Stein’s reading of her poem If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso as a starting point, the programme considers rhythmicality of language, cadence of speech, and images as musical scores.

A 1935 recording of Stein’s poem will play in the link space between Galleries 1 & 2 throughout the fair, courtesy of PennSound.

Saturday performances, 3-4.30pm

Philip Ewe
So, you’re here for direction?, 2015

A one man montage exploring mixed messages, mixed narratives and mixed salad.

Nicole Bachmann
A is black, white, white, white, white, 2015
with vocalist Natalie Galpern

A text is a code is a pattern is a score. This new work uses the strategy of translation and interpretation as a creative process, interweaving language and musical composition into a multi-layered performance.

Una Knox
An unexploded, 2015

Exploring cavernous spaces and reading between the lines, this new work by Una Knox takes as points of interest poetry, double lives and what it takes to make an impact.

Sunday performances, 3-4.30pm

Andy Holden with Secluded Brontë
Brontë Country (Live!): It’s Only Bondage Was The Circling Sky, 2015
with Richard Thomas and Adam Bohman

A live adaptation of a work-in-progress film, Brontë Country, conflating the division of the land under the Act of Enclosures and the coming of Broadband to the countryside.

Ruth Beale
Who owns it? Can I hold it?, 2015

Combining poetry and spontaneous performance, Ruth Beale’s new work tackles the question of ownership in public bodies, through collective, common and corporate entities.

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