writing instructions / reading walls
curated by Susan Johanknecht and Redell Olsen
A visual poetics project exploring verbal/visual crossovers in relation to a specific site: a wall in the Poetry Society Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London.
Artists/writers from a range of disciplines were invited to explore text as a visual, performative entity and the page as an expanded, architectural space.
Each artist submitted a proposal of instructions. The sequence of wall-page exhibitions were installed from January to May 2003. These then formed the basis of the Gefn Press publication, Here are my Instructions which developed the project further through essays, a new text by Redell Olsen entitled ‘We await your instructions nervously’, documentation and artists’ pages.
Sally Alatalo, Asa Anderson, Les Bicknell, Allen Fisher, Robert Hampson, Peter Jaeger, Sharon Kivland, Brigid McLeer, Gillian Wylde