Some Place of Avoiding an Animal
Release Date: 27 May 2015
Published by the South London Gallery on the occasion of Dorine van Meel’s residency and exhibition, Between the Dog and the Wolf, 15 April – 14 June 2015.
Some Place of Avoiding an Animal is a collaboration between artists and writers: J. A. Harrington, Emma Bennett, Jesse Darling, Susanna Davies-Crook, Kati Kärki, Dorine van Meel, Claire Potter and Erica Scourti.
Initiated by a series of writing workshops led by guest artists Pil and Galia, Melissa Gordon and M. Dean, the writing was informed by a number of exercises which were formulated during the course of the project. Starting with the wish to articulate their subjective positions through writing, the authors exchanged their own sentences amongst each other, thereby creating an ever more complex composition of merging voices, which challenged the idea of a simple, coherent and fixed subject. The final exercise comprised an evening of performative readings by the contributors at the SLG.
Published in an edition of 250, there are seven different covers available each with a text created by one of the contributors. If you would like to receive a particular cover please contact the bookshop on 020 7703 6120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISBN: 978-1-898461-49-4, soft back, 57 pages.
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Van Meel’s solo exhibition Between the Dog and the Wolf is open in the SLG’s first floor galleries until 14 June 2015.