Dissonance | 21st – 24th June

Diisonance is a collaboration, part of a jigsaw, the genesis of which is shared experiences; Steve and paul met in the early nineties squatting in Claremont Road, east London at the height of anti-road protests, poll-tax riots and dissent. They’ve tried to piece together the past from the future, making sense of the ghosts that stay with them and the trust they offer one another helps clarify the feelings of confusion and love for their entwined topics; faltering, broken and rebuilt many times over. paul has written extensively on his experiences of squatting/protesting against the building of the M11 Link Road through east London, most recently in Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015), which ‘plots the run-off, rackets and 90’s resistance to the proposed M11 Link Road; text experiments and collage from Claremont Road to Cameron. Memory traces re-surface the A12’ which features Steve’s photography. In Diisonance Steve’s starting point is a 21st century response to the collage/text of Place Waste Dissent and/or/with further memory travels. paul tries to look to the future in responding to Steve’s response to paul’s response(s), peacing the past from the future.
The Diisonance exhibition will feature a workshop lead by paul hawkins and poet/musician Rowan Evans on experimental, collaborative poetry on Friday 23rd June from 2pm – 4.30pm. It’s open to all and costs £5.00 plus, all new work generated around Diisonance by the artists involved in the events, Dan EltringhamSeni SeneviratneLinda KempRoy McFarlaneSarer ScotthorneMiggy AngelLeire BarreraEmteaz Hussain and of course paul hawkins and Rowan Evans will be published in a book by Hesterglock Press. There will also be a closing event on Friday 23rd June from 6.30pm in which all workshop participants are invited to perform their new work produced in the workshop, the event will also be open to the members if the public interesting in Diisonance, the associated workshop and the artists involved.