Only a few more days to go before an evening of readings at The Lit & Phil.
Monday 23rd September at Newcastle’s Lit & Phil, 7pm.
To mark the closing of al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: International Artists’ Books, there will be a reading of writings inspired by the exhibition as well as a discussion about the issues raised.
With contributions from Theresa Easton, Catherine Graham, Rosie Anderson, Jessica Wortley, Allison Dean, Denise Mosse, Chris Metcalf, Amina Evans, Michael McHugh and Caroline Kemp.
, New York, USA, in Al Mutanabbi Street Lament (Trapped in the Machine.) presents “A bomb in a bookstore, an explosion, the end of lives, destruction of past present and future. My response to a request to make art about war was to look at images of war, destruction, and lament through art history. I used images of Iraqi art when possible – the animal figure is an incense burner; the figure of the woman is 12th century sculpture. The original images are xeroxed self-portraits collaged with reproductions of images by known and unknown artists, architects, carvers and weavers.”
The Physics of Violence by Mike Nicholson / Ensixteen Editions, London, UK. IN his book Mike presents What nurtures the private seeds of hate and soured faith that result in public atrocities like the bombing at Al-Mutanabbi Street? In the three successive parts of this edition (‘Cause’ – ‘&’ – ‘Effect’) Mike Nicholson examines this and other questions. What constitutes a society? What sick magnetism sends the compass of human morality spinning? When connections fail, the results are devastating.