Speaking Parts

Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS. 16 to 24 May 2015. Open daily, 11am to 6pm.

Speaking Parts, a ten day exhibition framed by two weekends of performance, brings together artists who weave text and language – from poetic prose to the spoken word and scored voice – into the fabric of sculpture, film, painting and performance.

The works in the exhibition are for the most part ephemeral and portable, and depend on the input of the artist, collaborators and/or audience to be fully realised. Each piece has its own temporality, from one-off performance to intermittent activation.

During Speaking Parts, Raven Row will host Bob Cobbiiiiiiiiing Live, an evening celebrating the work of the great British concrete poet Bob Cobbing (1920-2002), with performances by Brian Catling, Paula Claire, Beth Collar, Hannah Silva and David Toop.

Artists in Speaking Parts are Brian Catling (b. 1948, UK), Michael Dean (b. 1977, UK), Natalie Häusler (b. 1983, Germany), Ewa Partum (b. 1945, Poland), Heather Phillipson (b. 1978, UK), Agnieszka Polska (b. 1985, Poland) and Giorgio Sadotti (b. 1955, UK). The exhibition is curated by Amy Budd, writer and Exhibitions Organiser, Raven Row.

The exhibition will open with a series of performances on Friday 15 May for which places must be reserved. Admission is free. Please book your places for this and the two other evenings of performance following the links below.

Please note Speaking Parts will be open daily from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 May.

Performance Programme:

Friday 15 May, 6.30pm: Ewa Partum, Natalie Häusler, Giorgio Sadotti. Book here.

Wednesday 20 May, 6.30pm: Bob Cobbiiiiiiiiing Live with Brian Catling, Paula Claire, Beth Collar, Hannah Silva and David Toop. Book here.

Saturday 23 May, 6.30pm: Agnieszka Polska and David Bernstein, Brian Catling, Michael Dean, Giorgio Sadotti. Book here.

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