I’m happy to present the new Enemies project website in time to announce our full Spring program. The website explains our previous programs and future plans in some depth, and stands as a resource of documentation for all the work the 400 poets and artists have put into the project so far. Please have a look and share the word.
You can also follow the project on Twitter @enemiesproject
As well as the previously mentioned Wrogowie: a Polish Enemies project & a Cemetery Romance, both free to attend and taking place on March Saturday 28th, here are our events up to the summer.
Enemigos: a Mexican Enemies project www.theenemiesproject.com/enemigos
April Tues 14th : 7.30pm : Rich Mix Arts Centre: Main Space : Free Entry
in partnership with the British Council, the London Book Fair & Conaculta
New collaborations from Rocio Ceron & Holly Pester, Nell Leyshon & Carmen Buellosa, Adriana Diaz Enciso & Fabian Peake, and Amanda de la Garza & I. Also the launch of the long awaited Enemigos anthology.
Co-curated by Rocio Ceron.
Feinde: an Austrian Enemies project www.theenemiesproject.com/feinde
in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum
May Friday 8th : 7.30pm : Rich Mix Arts Centre: Main Space : Free Entry
New collaborations from Jörg Piringer & I, Max Höfler & Robert Herbert McClean, James Wilkes & Esther Strauss. Also featuring Ann Cotton, Tim Atkins & Jeff Hilson Philip Terry & James Davies, Purdey Lord Kreiden & more.
May Tuesday 12th : 7.30pm: Austrian Cultural Forum
Solo readings from Ann Cotton, Rebecca Perry, Jen Calleja & more.
The Feinde exhibition – May 1st to 14th at the Hardy Tree Gallery
An exhibition of contemporary European concrete & visual poetry, celebrating the contribution of Austria to this tradition, among others. New works from Anatol Knotek, Victoria Bean & others. There will be a special view and reading held on May Sunday 10th at the Hardy Tree Gallery, free entry, from 7.30pm.
European Literature Night: Edinburgh www.theenemiesproject.com/eln
in partnership with UNESCO, Edinburgh City of Literature, Caesura & others.
May Thursday 14th: multiple venues, 6pm then 8.30pm : Free Entry for all
4 simultaneous events with solo performances from poets travelling across Europe culminate in a massive 24 poet collaborative camarade event in the city of Edinburgh. Featuring Mariusz Pisarski, Valgerður Þórodds, Eduard Escoffet, Martin Bakero, J.Johanneson Gaitan & many others.
Co-curated by Ryan Van Winkle, Graeme Smith, Iain Morrison & Colin Herd.
Gelynion: a Welsh Enemies project www.theenemiesproject.com/gelynion
in partnership with Arts Council Wales, Poetry Wales and the Hay-on-Wye festival
Enemies Cymru: Six poets – Nia Davies, Joe Dunthorne, Zoë Skoulding, Eurig Salisbury, Rhys Trimble & I - touring new collaborations across Wales drawing in poets for Camarade events in each location. Beginning in Newport on May 19th, Gelynion visits Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Bangor before a culminating premiere performance at the Hay-on-Wye festival on May 29th. Then the project will close for 2015 with a reading at the Rich Mix in London on June 5th.
Co-curated by Nia Davies.
Mahu: an exhibition www.theenemiesproject.com/mahu
June 6th to 27th at the Hardy Tree Gallery, Kings Cross, London.
An exhibition exploring asemic live writing where an entire novel will be inscribed onto the walls of the gallery only to be erased when the exhibition finishes. Ten events over three weeks features events celebrating presses (Test Centre, Influx, Blart, If p then q), poets (Tom Raworth, Tomaz Salamun) and collaborative practise.
a Berlin Camarade www.theenemiesproject.com/berlin
June Tuesday 23rd: at Lettretage in Kreuzberg 7.30pm : Free Entry
in partnership with Lettretage & Kookbooks.
Drawing on vast and brilliant vanguard poetry community of Berlin, this Camarade event, taking place during the Berlin poetry festival, will feature new collaborative work in multiple languages from some of the most exciting poets in Europe.
Featuring Max Czollek, Ernesto Estrella, Tom Breseman, Alexander Filyuta, Daniella Seer, Cia Rinne, Uljana Wolf, Monika Rinck, Alexander Gumz, Christoph Szalay, Eugene Ostashevsky, Georg Leß & more.
More information forthcoming about each project as it arrives and our equally exciting summer and winter program for the year. www.theenemiesproject.com