GQ “I Don’t Understand Language” [I & II] in London at SE8 Gallery

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7 MAY – 11 JULY
private views: 7 May and 11 June 6-9pm
MULBERRY TREE PRESS
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is  a multiplatform exhibition at
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SE8 Gallery, Deptford (a borough of London),
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including
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weekly performances, round table discussions and film screenings.
Artists include:
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ANTEPRESS, RUTH BEALE,
BECKY BEASLEY, SEAN BORODALE,
ELEANOR VONNE BROWN, RODERICK BUCHANAN,
BEN CAIN, RICHARD DYER,
DOUG FISHBONE, HOLLIS FRAMPTON,
ALEX FROST, KATIE GUGGENHEIM,
EMMA HART, MIKE HARTE,
GARY HILL, GEORGE HENRY LONGLY,
MARIA MARSHALL, ANTHONY MCCALL,
JEREMY MILLAR, ST PIERRE & MIQUELON,
GARY O’CONNOR,  KATE OWEN,
GEORGE QUASHAMARTHA ROSLER,
JAMIE SHOVLIN, JOHN SMITH,
MATTHEW SMITH, ANDREW TYNDALL
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Film screenings and monitor films curated by Gilly Fox.
Cabinets (11 June – 11July) curated by Laura McLean-Ferris.
Ruth Beale selected by Fleur van Muiswinkel.
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SE8 Gallery, 171 Deptford High Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3NU

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The ‘Mulberry Tree Press’ is a fictitious publishing house created specifically for this exhibition. The name is inspired by the last remaining tree from a garden in Deptford designed by the diarist John Evelyn.  This exhibition reflects on the relationship between space, object and text, how they exist one in the other, side-by-side, and separate. The focus on liminality, the boundary or threshold between different locations and states of production, lies at the heart of the exhibition. It is concerned with the translation or transcription that takes place in order to facilitate this passage from one place to another, from the studio and the gallery to the printed page.
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Over two months, the exhibition attempts a transformation, turning spatial artworks situated in the gallery into a form that might function as a publication. It is not intended that this take the shape of a standard catalogue, in which, appearance, structure and content are largely known from the outset. Instead, the publication will bring together artworks, events and writings generated by the project’s process of research, dialogue and display: from one physical state to the next, from space, action, and thing to text.
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The gallery will be turned into a production office that generates and disseminates content on a daily basis. The space is divided into a number of different zones, typified by simple display devices: a table, a set of shelves, two pinboards, a plinth, three cabinets, a monitor. Each of these marks out a territory, a way of showing,  indeed, an idea of specific presentation. The table is a place for writing, reading and the centrepiece of a discussion-series with curators, writers and artists. Shelves provide browsing material through a pamphlet library. Two facing wall-spaces  are given over to different artists during the project; their activities will be subsequently gathered and inventoried on a palimpsest in the shape of a pinboard. Adjacent glass cabinets are organised by different curators, while a monitor shows a curated programme of artists’ films. A number of live performances and events complement the exhibition. Following the conclusion of the project, the exhibition’s inventory will be published as the final exhibit.
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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

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(Please check website for times: www.se8.org.uk) :
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Monitor films

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7-9 May – Roderick Buchanan
14-16 May - Anthony McCall and Andrew Tyndall
21-23 May - George Quasha (part 1)
28-30 May - George Quasha (part 2)
4-6 June - Martha Rosler
11-13 June – Maria Marshall
18-20 June – John Smith
25-27 June - Gary Hill
2-4 July - Gary Hill
9-11 July – Roderick Buchanan
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7th May – Private view 1
Cabinets – Ben Cain
Pinboards – Jeremy Millar
Shelves – Ruth Beale
Event 1 – Doug Fishbone
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14th May
Film screening – ‘Argument’ – Anthony McCall and Andrew Tyndall
Round table discussion 1: Nicholas de Oliveira (chair), Jeremy Millar, Eleanor Vonne Brown and guests
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21st May
Event 2 – Eleanor Vonne Brown
Event 3 – Ruth Beale
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4th June
Event 4 – Emma Hart
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11th June – Private view 2
Cabinets – Kate Owen, Alex Frost, George Henry Longly, Matthew Smith, Becky Beasley, Mike Harte (curated by Laura McLean-Ferris)
Pinboards – Jamie Shovlin
Shelves – Ruth Beale
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19th June
Film screening – ‘Zorn’s Lemma’ – Hollis Frampton
Round table discussion 2: Nicolas de Oliveira (chair), Gilly Fox and guests
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25th June
Event 5: St Pierre & Miquelon
Event 6: Katie Guggenheim
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2nd July
Event 7: Readings from Sean Borodale, Richard Dyer and Gary O’Connor
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9th July
Event 8: Antepress
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SE8 Gallery, 171 Deptford High Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3NU

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Ticket Office: 0844 847 9910
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