I'm very proud to announce Fjender: a
Danish Enemies project. Taking place over an entire month, Fjender will feature
3 events, 1 exhibition and over 30 poets. At the heart of Fjender is the visit
to London of 3 of Europe's most brilliant innovative poets; Morten Søndergaard, Cia Rinne & Martin Glaz Serup. I’ve
been trying to get them to the UK for sometime, and thanks to the Kulturstyrelsen (the Danish Agency for
Culture), they are coming, for Fjender, to
share their work.
Fjender - March Saturday 15th
at the Rich Mix Arts Centre
The flagship event of the Fjender project, featuring new collaborations from Martin Glaz Serup & Peter Jaeger, Cia Rinne & Chrissy
Williams and Morten Søndergaard & I. The Danes will also share their own work, and there will be a
series of brand new commissions from UK based poets, in response to the
concepts and themes of Morten’s amazing http://www.wordpharmacy.com
New work by James Davies, Prudence Chamberlain, Philip Terry, Claire Trevien, Fabian
MacPherson and Stephen Emmerson,
who will present his Neurolinguasulphate.
Wordpharmacy at the Hardy Tree gallery
For the first time ever in London, the remarkable Wordpharmacy will be
exhibited for the Fjender project. The Hardy Tree gallery will be turned into a
fully functioning poetic chemist’s, a pharmacy for the avant garde poet,
replete with stocked shelves, white-coated pharmacist and a near endless supply
of word-drugs. Situated just behind Kings Cross St Pancras, the exhibition will
look something like this ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE1rBI06szI
Wordpharmacy reading / special view
March Thursday 20th, 7.30pm,
at the Hardy Tree gallery. Free entry
To celebrate the Wordpharmacy
exhibition a half dozen British based poets have been commissioned to write, or
conceive of, original works that respond to the ideas and concepts of the
project. On this evening brand new work from Alison Gibb, David Berridge, Claire Trevien, Andy Spragg, Prudence
Chamberlain, Fabian MacPherson & of course, Morten Søndergaard himself will be shared.
Sharing the work of Peter Jaeger and I,
as well as the original collaborations between myself and Morten Søndergaard, and Peter Jaeger and Martin Glaz
Serup, a reading will take place in the Danish capital, featuring local poets
and accompanied by a short run exhibition of the Enemies project. More TBA. Made
possible by Arts Council England International Development fund.
Without the support of the Royal Danish
Embassy in London, Fjender wouldn’t exist, so special thanks to Kirsten Hansen,
and thanks too to the generosity of Kulturstyrelsen (the
Danish Agency for Culture) as well Arts
Council England, the Rich mix and the Hardy tree gallery.