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What it is it that moves the fastest or for that matter the slowest? Is it marks on paper, words on paper, images or gestures within space? What happens when the velocities start to touch into the other? Would it create a knot or spaces of clarity?

There will be little control or design about the process of musing over such questions but rather a thought of the difference in the space in which they are occasioned. Anyway we started to think about the future or even a future in which we are part blinded and could not see everything in clear light. A book needs a desk, shelf or table, a drawing a wall or a support and a performance requires open space and the drama modulated light might bring. But how to modulate slow or fast time? Surely space cannot be assumed to be the empty container of all of this? What will pass through, over and in-between? The exhibition will be the simple organisation of this experience. It cannot be more than this: something returning to itself by passing through, over, in-between and beyond. Yes in a way it has a lot to do with such things: the time we live, the unexpected time we might also come to live and yes making a space like a brief interval for the rehearsal of such an occurrence. Better that one yields, give into experience, abandon figures, reject models and let marks, words, images and gestures wash over the other of what they dreamed to be.

The Only Instructions:

1) Mix space and forces

2) Form and de-form

3) Say little

4) Speak a lot

5) Project and empty

This show aims to assemble and exhibit an archive of artist's books either in unique format or in multiples alongside an exhibition of works on paper. The last week of this one-month event will be devoted entirely to readings and performances. Each of these days will have an invited curator who will be free to format either an entire day or evening schedule.