Friday, 1 February 2013


By Rachel Lois

Stephen P Perry and I are pleased to let you know that our contribution to the forthcoming language art anthology THE DARK WOULD will be launched at the Southbank Centre in London on 6 Feb 2013, 8-9.30pm and the Whitechapel Gallery 11 April, 7-9pm. 

Image: C. The Dark Would 2013

Our one page piece for the anthology is entitled 'Q & A', and is a biography taken from a larger unpublished work entitled HOLD IT, developed by Stephen P Perry and I from a 2012 performance at The Other Room. The piece plays with the limitations of printed biography and occupies the particular space between questions and answers, questions and questions, and answers and answers (infinitum).

THE DARK WOULD is a pioneering anthology of text artists and poets, edited by Philip Davenport, which includes work by over 100 contributors including Richard Long, Fiona Banner, Maggie O' Sullivan, Tacita Dean, Ron Silliman, Shin Tanabe, Marton Koppany, Tsang Kin-Wah, Charles Bernstein, Susan Hiller, Tony Lopez, Caroline Bergvall, Sarah Sanders, Kay Rosen, Robert Grenier and many, many more.

THE DARK WOULD comes in two volumes, one paper and one virtual, sold both together for £29.99, published by Apple Pie Editions. 

Stephen and I hope you enjoy this amazing book.