Spike Island

Extra CurricularArt and culture reading group


Thursday 15 November 2012, 6pm


Free for Spike Associates
Booking advised

Event type

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