Each reading group will delve into The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time. The first week will explore the river and the flow of time, taking its starting point from a selection of novels found within the Library. The reading groups will develop and grow in an exploration of Thingly Time, combining readings and discussion, and each time ending with a short performance. The reading groups have been conceived by Francesco Pedraglio, artist and co-founder of FormContent.

As rivers

Monday 27 February, 7 – 9 pm

Led by Francesco Pedraglio and artist Paul Becker

The pair will exchange ideas and read passages from the waterways and tributaries found in books within the Library. With lakes, islands, streams and storms, through dreams, spit, vomit and piss, with teardrops, bridges, floods and corpses, they will open up to a general discussion on the nature of flow, erasure and time. The night will end with a reading by artist Katrina Palmer.


Wednesday 7 March, 7 – 9 pm

Led by artist David Raymond Conroy and writer Gil Leung

This evening will consider ideas within the library that help us perceive the residue of absence and will include a few acoustic songs by the Grubby Mitts.

the thing, becoming

Wednesday 14 March, 7 – 9 pm

Led by artist Ed Atkins and Andy Holden

The final week will make an investigation into the nature of the thing and the potential of Thingly Time, ending with a performance by Heather Phillipson.

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