There Will Be Words

13 - 28 March 2013

Symposia/ Exhibition/ Projects

Five years ago g39 invested in its first selection of about 30 must-read books for the new Artist Resource area. Since then we have amassed in excess of 2000 titles, thanks in part to the generosity of artists, curators, galleries and most significantly the board of Safle, who entrusted their entire library to Warp. This library resource is one of the most important aspects of support that g39 offers the artist community. And so There Will Be Words takes the library as its locus by inviting artists whose practices engage with aspects of publishing, writing and archives.

At the centre of There Will Be Words are the resident practitioners Laura Reeves and Rhian Edwards. Laura Reeves works with found analogue photography which she uses as a starting point for research and to revive and activate lost stories. And Rhian Edwards is a prolific writer who is widely published and has a natural tendency to find collaborative partnerships with practitioners in other disciplines as well as other writers. Both Laura and Rhian are immersing themselves in the wealth of material in the library for the next two months, with the outcomes of their residencies presented in March. Rhian’s residency is possible with support from Literature Wales.

Alongside the residencies we have several associated events and exhibitions. A curated project by Sam Perry continues the idea of re-presenting archival material. He presents the work of Jackie Chettur, Aled Simons and Mary Vettise. And Tamsin Clark’s Forth & Back project presents the resulting prints of 15 artists who were invited to design a poster, place it somewhere and document the piece in its chosen location. The contributors to Forth & Back are: Richard Bevan, Melanie Counsell, Sean Edwards, The Everyday Press, Richard Healy, Ian Homerston, Pernille Leggat Ramfelt, Sara MacKillop, Jonathan Monk, Catalina Niculescu, Ben Oztat, Colin Sackett, Jake Tilson, Watts of Goodwill, and Ian Whittlesea.
And, CAAPO will be presenting a digital audio work entitled Things At The End Of My Bed comprising four pieces of spoken text exploring specific locations within the notion of home memory.

On Saturday 23 March from 12-5pm we will be hosting The Centre Is Here organised with Chapter, Cardiff. Further information and booking can be found on the g39 home page and Warp websites.

And in the evening of 23 March from 6-9pm we will be launching g39’s new publication It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward, a compendium of the first 13 years of the g39 project. See the g39 shop to order a copy online.