New Hix Eros review

Hix Eros: Poetry Review is published jointly by Sad Press and Hi Zero.

The latest issue is #8, published in March 2018, covering work by Sean Bonney, Lisa Robertson, Linda Kemp, Lila Matsumoto, Jennifer Pike Cobbing, Mike Saunders, Holly Pester et al., Sarah Hayden, Nicky Melville, Sophie Mayer, Calum Gardner, Juha Virtanen, Jèssica Pujol, Millie Guille, Sophie Seita, Caitlín Doherty, Corina Copp, Eleanor Perry, Daisy Lafarge, Vala Thorrods, JH Prynne, Colin Herd, and Peter Manson.




Saturday, May 13 at 7 PM – 11 PM. Sneinton Hermitage Community Centre
Hermitage Walk, Nottingham, NG2 4GN

Poetry performances by Sarah Hayden, Calum Gardner, Tom Betteridge
Musical performance by Linda Kemp, Paul Hegarty, Food People
Artist moving image by Matt Wright

Join us for the launch event for the first issue of the little magazine FRONT HORSE, featuring work by Tara Masterson Hally, Vicky Sparrow, Jane Goldman, Greg Thomas, Catalina Stanislav, Alice de Bourg & Aoife Flynn, Tom Betteridge, AMJ Seville, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Suzanne van der Lingen, Colin Herd, Emilia Weber, Matthew Hamblin & Esme Armour, Jake the Snack, and Saskia McCracken

All profit from sales of magazine will go to the Nottingham Women’s Centre

Admission free. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
BYOB (Drinks will be available on donation basis)


Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment

Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment – 14-15 October 2016, Southampton

The Call for Papers in now live for Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment, which will take place on 14-15 October 2016, hosted by the University of Southampton and Winchester School of Art. 

Proposals are due by June the 29th.

About the conference

When the object comes to itself, abstracting can end, and so can expressiveness. This is one of the thoughts underpinning minimalism in art, but far from the only one, as minimalist sculpture, in particular, began reconfiguring the gallery space, or even the space in which art could happen. The minimalist impulse is to drive creativity into forms so simple, or more accurately, so formal they had to reflect upon themselves while reflecting the viewer in a specular frenzy under cover of nothing happening. The paradoxes of minimalism suggest an equal possibility of de-formation, of formless process. For some time, critics were not happy, understandably, given the rejection of reflection that the radically simplified objects presented. But a consensus has emerged, one that focuses on, and repetitively/compulsively reproduces, a unifying vision of American key artists (Judd, Morris, Flavin, Andre…) of the 1960s. Likewise, a seamless tie binds this art with American minimalist music (Glass, Reich, Adams); but the reality of artistic production across media and forms was far more varied and geographically widespread.

One of the purposes of this Minimalism: Location Aspect Moment is to expand our conception of what minimalism was, where it happened, who was making it, why, and how it extends through time until now. It is clear that the minimalist impulse happened in cross-national encounters (such as the 1967 show Serielle Formationen in Frankfurt) and that Europe was fertile ground for explorations in serial works, in playing with the prospect of singular forms and systematic thinking. Admitting the significance of the naming of the idea of minimalism in the 1960s, we want to look back to earlier versions of the reductionist, repetitive, singularising or multiplying intents of core minimalist endeavour. In short, we wish to see what an expanded field of minimalism looks like, sounds like.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Dr Renate Wiehager (Head of the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin)
Professor Keith Potter (Reader in Music, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Professor Redell Olsen (Professor of Poetics, Royal Holloway, University of London) (Keynote Performance Lecture)

Call for papers

We want to hear about literature (& writing ABC), dance, building, interior design (& Good Design), gardens (& total fields), science, cybernetics, philosophy, painting, politics, installation, video, cinema, bodily exercise. We want to think about minimalism’s relation to modernism, and how exactly post-minimalism works. We want to think about the softening of minimalism in the 1980s, a twisting of modernist ideals into décor-discipline. We want to recognise the broad scope of projects of reduction, of elimination of the conformities of difference in favour of radical recurrence and stasis.

Contributions are sought from all disciplines; collaborative, creative and cross-media proposals are welcome.

Please send an abstract of  under 300 words to by June 29th 2016.

The conference is onceived and curated by Dr Sarah Hayden (English, Southampton), Professor Paul Hegarty (University College Cork) with Professor Ryan Bishop (Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton).