20 FEBRUARY, 7.30 - 9PM

As part of The Practice of Theories, artist Andy Holden will host an evening event located within his sculptural installation The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time.

Free and open to all though space is limited. To book your place, click here.

Reading and Performance Event

The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time is a space containing all of the books owned by Dan Cox, a close friend and collaborator of Andy Holden's, who passed away 2011. The books are placed in relation to fragments from Holden's sculptural projects. In the spirit of the pair’s friendship and collaboration, it is a space for dialogue, between ideas and words, things and art-objects. 

For this event, Holden has invited fellow artists, both of whom are also included within The Practice of Theories exhibition, Heather Phillipson and Erica Scourti, to read from their texts within the library, alongside Holden himself with invited guests, and poet and blogger Steve Roggenbuck.

American poet, blogger and Youtuber, Roggenbuck’s most popular video has been viewed over 150,000 times online and he has been profiled by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and The Guardian. 

Heather Phillipson works across video, sculpture, sound, text and live events. She is has exhibited extensively internationally and is also a published poet with work appearing in solo publications alongside many compilations, including The Best of Poetry London, (Carcanet, 2014).

Erica Scourti draws on a personal biography to explore the notion of a subject aware of herself as caught within a system of techno-social representations. Her work in video, performance, online and with text has been shown recently in groups shows and festivals including Transmediale 15, Berlin (2015), and End User, Hayward Project Space, London (2014).

Andy Holden is an artist who works across many media but for whom theory and writing form a fundamental basis to his work. This event has been conceived and curated by Holden.