Will Alsop, Edward Chell, Jennifer Cooke, David Lawrence: Poetics of the Motorway at Beaconsfield Friday 27th July

Book Cover: In the Company of Ghosts: the Poetics of the Motorway, 2012, edited by Andrew Corkish.
Conceived and co-edited by Edward Chell & Andrew Taylor.

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.


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