Spike Island

Extra CurricularArt and culture reading group

Date

Thursday 15 November 2012, 6pm

Admission

£3
Free for Spike Associates
Booking advised

Event type

Activities:
Extra Curricular

This reading group offers an opportunity to discover and debate current trends in art and cultural theory. Each month an artist or writer is invited to propose a text that has informed his or her work and to lead an informal discussion around the themes and questions it poses.

London-based artist Annabel Frearson has chosen Ovid's Echo and Narcissus from The Metamorphoses, a mock-epic that is deliberately digressive rather than linear in narrative and, in this particular story, dwells on the fatal consequences of irrational love. Frearson hosts a conversation on promiscuous reading, repetition and her notion of ‘infomanticism’.

Annabel Frearson

Annabel Frearson (1968) has participated in exhibitions and events including at LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, Arnolfini in Bristol, V&A Museum in London, Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, Whitechapel Gallery in London, Haifa Museum of Art in Israel, and Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery in Reno, USA.

Frearson recently had a solo show at xero, kline & coma in London, marking the release of Bad Brain Call, an album of pop songs written using only words from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Frearson is a visiting lecturer at University of Hertfordshire and currently holds an AHRC fellowshp to complete a PhD in art practice at Goldsmiths College.

Annabel Frearson's website