total recall: at the bury art museum, sept – oct, 2015

total recallfrom :

1 August — 3 October, 2015
Bury Art Museum. Curated by derek beaulieu and Philip Davenport.


Penny Anderson – Our Beautiful Words Are / Erica Baum – Total Recall / derek beaulieu – KERN #1, KERN #2 / Jaap Blonk – Water for Tony, Wind for Tony, Wood for Tony / Leanne Bridgewater – Alphatrout / Mike Chavez-Dawson – Linga-Yoni Complete / Paula Claire – Memo / Lucy Harvest Clarke – Forever Hold Your Peace,
Our Allotment / Emma Cocker – Close Reading C+D / Liz Collini – eTheaceae / Matt Dalby – The Shrill Thread / Philip Davenport – the weather, in lipstick / James Davies – I remember the Text Festival / Rachel Defay-Liautard – anabol is [ ] / Jayne Dyer – Speak to Me / Stephen Emmerson – Paul Written, The Journal of Baal 7, 8 & 9 / Steve Giasson – ANGLOMANIA (20 works for Tony Trehy) / Marco Giovenale – asemic encyclopaedia page 1257060, asemic encyclopaedia page 13874257462, asemic encyclopaedia page 43074359987, ASEMIhalfCUBE, sorry for the asemic rebus / Jesse Glass – Hell Money Permutation Series / Robert Grenier – 16 from r h y m m s / Alan Halsey – Notations for Two Dancers, North & West Target Language / Peter Jaeger – All the Air in Proust / Tom Jenks – tt / Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim – The Great Treatise / Satu Kaikkonen – Letters from The Past 1 & 2, Memoryies Series / Karri Kokko – On the Other Hand / Márton Koppány – Butterfly for Gertrude, Concrete Poem for Tony Trehy / Tony Lopez – Wagtails on Tarmac / Darren Marsh – Constructing Tony Trehy / Steve Miller – Untitled / Kristin Mueller – Selection from buch 3b de 04–09, Selection from Книга 3b ru 01–03 2015 / angela rawlings – Nutrition Facts / Sarah Sanders I Used To (notebook page) / Seekers of Lice – tropes of everyday life / Ron Silliman – Untitled / Carolyn Thompson – A Reminder / Barrie Tullett – Memory Changes The Story Of An Experience, Our Memories Are Constructed 1–9 / Lawrence Weiner – DRAWN OVER ON WITHIN A RELATIONSHIP OF SOME SORT OF CONTINUITY. CAT# 441 (1977) THE WORK IS COURTESY OF THE ARTIST (LANGUAGE+MATERIALS REFERRED TO) / Eric Zboya – Barney: A Portrait

All photographs by Philip Davenport.

(Please note that the photos aren’t fully representative of the whole show – many shots show more than one piece and some pieces were displayed in the archive box at a table, rather than on the wall. Many, many thanks to all contributors.)

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a national text archive




Festival Opening

Festival Opening

Featuring Exhibition openings and performances

@ Bury ArtGallery& Museum

Saturday 30th April 2011 / 11.00am

A celebration of visual poetry, sound, video and conceptual art with three Festival exhibitions and performances by international language artists from North America and Europe.

New works, installations and unique special commissions by Ron Silliman, Pavel Büchler, Derek Beaulieu, Tony Lopez, Geof Huth, David Osbaldeston, Holly Pester, Liz Collini.

Performances, inpromptu interventions and spontaneous outbursts by Márton Koppány, Marco Giovenale, Sarah Sanders, Helen White & Moniek Darge, Derek Beaulieu, Helmut Lemke and Hans Specht – from letters poetically blown from a balcony to conversations written on arms, remarkable readings and irrational sibyls-spreading action.