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The Enemies Project presents
Saturday 10 November
In a nutshell
Poets and artists present new works of live literature and pop up mini exhibitions.
Poem Brut - What is in the shape of a letter? What images do words recall? What is the meaning of colour in poetry and text upon the page? And white space? How does the situation of a poem change its meaning? Why is composition not a concept that applies to a medium that is innately visual? The Poem Brut, in a playful, creative and accessible manner, aims to redress some of these concerns.
The Poem Brut explores the language art, the art of poetry – handwriting, abstraction, illustration, asemic and pansemic writing, concrete poetry and more. This is an examination of words that are meant to make you squint, to battle for legibility, rather than you be able to pinch and extend your thumb and forefinger against the page to get a closer look. A celebration of scribbling, crossings out, forgotten notes, strange scrawls - the odd interaction between paper and pen, and pencil, and the colours that randomly collide. It is a project about the page as a block, about geometry, about lines that sever meaning, about inarticulate shapes, about minimalism and collage. It is about making, gesturing towards the handmade, the amateur, the outside, liquid and wood, ugliness, toilet wall draughtswomanship and mess.
Participating Poets: Susanna Crossman, Nathan Walker, Imogen Reid, Steven J. Fowler (UK) and many more
Supported by Arts Council England
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is home to the world in London, a place for new artists to grow and for experimentation to flourish. Without the generous support of the institution, there would be no Enemies Project. I’m sure that’s true of many other organisations.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Sat 10 November