From August 1st (yesterday) until October 3rd I'm participating with my 9 pages piece The Great Treatise for the TEXTfestschrift at the Bury Art Museum.
Derek Beaulieu and Phil Davenport has curated this selection of work that celebrates Tony Trehy's 20 years at Bury Art Museum.
Statement from the curators:
How do you remember the people who are important to you? How do you
conjure your shared past? Is it in an image, a sound, a smell, a touch?
Or do you use words?
We invited world-leading poets and text-artists to make a language-memory for Tony Trehy, who has directed the internationally renowned Text Festival at
Bury Art Museum since 2005. This exhibition celebrates a 10-year
anniversary of the Festival and a 20-year anniversary of Tony’s time at
Bury. Writing on a wall, an Internet search, a diary entry, a flurry of
thoughts … what is remembering and who is it for?
Tony Trehy has been the ring-leader of decade-long conversations, new
opportunities, challenges and heated debates. Each of his four Text
Festivals has added to a continuing dialogue between language and art.
Every Text Festival has asked the audience a simple-but-complex
question: How do I read?
Into the historic space of Bury Art Museum, Trehy has injected text
that is a new ‘language art’ for the 21st Century. Bury was once the
centre of paper-making in Britain, now it is a pioneer of
language-making, with its Text Archive welcoming readers from all over
TOTAL RECALL is a guerrilla makeover, an A4 invasion
of reading into the larger narrative of looking. Unlike the street
signs outside, these are not corporate instructions or sales pitches;
they are antidotes. Walls, vitrine, archival box—nary a “book” to be
found, but a heap of language left in memory.
TOTAL RECALL includes work by local, national and
international text-based artists and poets: angela rawlings, Alan
Halsey, Barrie Tullett, Carolyn Thompson, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim,
Darren Marsh, derek beaulieu, Emma Cocker, Eric Zboya, Erica Baum, Jaap
Blonk, James Davies, Jayne Dyer, Jesse Glass, Karri Kokko, Kristen
Mueller, Lawrence Weiner, Leanne Bridgewater, Liz Collini, Lucy Harvest
Clarke, Marco Giovenale, Márton Koppány, Matt Dalby, Mike Chavez-Dawson,
Paula Claire, Penny Anderson, Peter Jaeger, Philip Davenport, Rachel
Defay-Liautard, Robert Grenier, Ron Silliman, Satu Kaikkonen, Sarah
Sanders, Seekers of Lice, Stephen Emmerson, Steve Giasson, Steve Miller,
Tom Jenks, and Tony Lopez.
Bury Art Museum
Moss St, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0DR, United Kingdom