Three Letter Words Fair: Events and Launches, Rochelle School, Saturday 22 November 2014

Three Letter Words Fair
Saturday 22 November 2014

Join us for a live reading, workshops, performances and launches throughout the day.

Events and Workshops in the Attic Space at Club Row 

2.00–4.00 p.m. Performance as Publishing: Under Milk Wood


A live reading of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. Subtitled A Play for Voices, the work was commissioned by the BBC in 1954. It drifts through the houses and minds of the inhabitants of fictional small Welsh fishing village Llareggub, recounting the villagers’ innermost thoughts. Visitors are invited to participate in the reading by signing up on the day, or dropping in during the reading to be allocated a part. Live sound effects will be provided by Matt Lewis. Viewers/listeners welcome.

Performance as Publishing is a research project by Ruth Beale and Nicole Bachman investigating the overlaps between performance practice, events, discourse and writing.

Image: Stage set for Under Milk Wood by Herb O’Dell and Conrad Bishop, 1985. Courtesy The Independent Eye

5.00–6.00 p.m. Book Works: Marcus Coates talk and performance, 
UR…A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning

Money Necklace

This book comes with a few warnings:
It’s not mystical.
Reading it won’t help you see into the future or talk to the dead.
And it isn’t therapy, although it might have beneficial side effects.
What it will do is help you access your imagination and use it, in ways that you might never have imagined possible.

Marcus Coates talk and performance mediated by Gavin Everall. No need to book – arrive early to secure a place!

Image: Marcus Coates, UR… A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning, London: Book Works, 2014, p.192

7.15 p.m. Performance by Anat Ben-David 


Join us upstairs at the Rochelle School, limited capacity, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Performance generated through the processes of OpeRaArt. Text is generated in an improvised manner similar to automatic writing. Words are put through various electronic processes. This working method entails a form of subjective bifurcation: the artist splits into the two entities of performer and producer/editor. OpeRaArt has a relationship to the libretto: both the stage directions and the subtitling machines.

Image: Anat Ben-David. Courtesy Anat and Jet


Offsite: ‘Archive of molecules’ Camilla Wills billboard commission

millyCamilla Wills has designed artwork for a Primesight HD digital billboard. The piece is on rotation with digital ads by other companies – BT (communications), N-power (energy), Gucci (fashion), TFL (transport). The artwork pursues its context; and considers the metabolism and economy of marketing drives and distribution.

A short walk away and on view throughout the day of the fair, and the week before. 17-23 November at 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PG. More information here.

Table launches throughout the fair throughout the day

12.15  Vargas Organisation: Scene Book by Anca Daučíková, and a new publication by Stewart Home

1.15  Sender Brocken: New poster edition, and the first title in the Mode of Break series

2.15  Monster Emporium: Chapbook by Phoebe Blatton

3.15  Arty and Garageland: New issue of Garageland. ‘Society’ featuring Jeremy Deller, Marie Jacotey, subversive clothes and teenagers on film

4.15  Behind the X: Poster Stacks with Patrick Goddard, Gareth Bell-Jones, and Anna Barham. Mexican Embassy by Esther Planas

4.45  E.R.O.S.: new issue ‘Death Vol. 1 (Post Funera, Vita)’

5.15  Tenderbooks: Days an ongoing project by Mat Jenner presenting archived ephemera from the studio floor.

6.15  zeitschrift: new issue


The Three Letter Words commissions by Anat Ben-David, Performance as Publishing, and Camilla Wills are supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts
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