The history, influence and poetics of the English motorway system – where romance and squalor, personal and political, private interests and public space collide – will be under discussion next week. The conversation between Will Alsop, Edward Chell and David Lawrence is complemented by a sonic poetry performance by Jennifer Cooke.
Talk and readings celebrate the recent launch of In the Company of Ghosts: the Poetics of the Motorway, a book created by artist Edward Chell and poet Andrew Taylor, through their common interest in the physchogeographics of the motorway.
The event will launch a screenprint by Edward Chell, produced exclusively as a donation to Beaconsfield’s Fraternise fundraising scheme in an edition of 30.
Buttercup – Ranunculus repens: Dust A20(M), 2012, screenprint, micro-particulate matter gathered from motorway on Somerset white. Price £240 inc. VAT.