Place Waste Dissent Reading

Place Waste Dissent Reading

Thursday 6th October | 6pm – 8pm

Join us for an evening of readings from Paul Hawkin’s book Place Waste Dissent and see the accompanying exhibition – including prints of collage, photography, and text – outside normal gallery hours.

Paul will be reading selected extracts from his book as well as screening the short film ‘Blight’. ‘Blight’ is a collaborative film by film maker John Smith and composer Jocelyn Pook.

‘Picture Sesame Street as reimagined by Guy Debord and the set designers for Apocalypse Now and you’ll have something of an approximation of what the site was like.’
Peter Boughton, Minor Literatures book review.

‘A stunning montage depicts the destruction of a London street to make way for new roads. The rhythmic, emotive soundtrack is partly musical and partly a collage of the residents’ voices. Shots and sounds echo and cross-link in the film’s 14 minutes to reinvent a radical documentary tradition.’ – A.L. Rees ‘A History of Experimental Film and Video’ 1999, British Film Institute.


Buy your copy of Place Waste Dissent.