editor: Paul Hawkins
editor: Sarer Scotthorne
art & design: Bob Modem


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est. circa 2012
an unfunded small press
based in Bristol

DIISONANCE anthology
ISBN: 9781999915322
15 x 23 colour
76 page paperback
£12 buy
PDF £5.00 buy
There’s a Place Waste Dissent / DIISONANCE archival website ︎︎︎here

‘politicised, faltering, broken & rebuilt many times over . . .’
 - Paul Hawkins & Steve Ryan

The work was made during, or to perform at DIISONANCE, an exhibition of artworks by Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins in June 2017 at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. diisonance is a collaboration, part of a jigsaw, the genesis of which is shared experiences; Steve & Paul met in the early 90’s squatting in Claremont Road, east London at the height of anti-road protests, poll-tax riots & dissent. They’ve tried to piece together the past from the future, making sense of the ghosts that stay with them & the shared feelings of confusion & love for their entwined topics; politicised, faltering, broken & rebuilt many times over. Diisonance began as a response to Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015 - 2nd edition Hesterglock Press, 2020) by Paul Hawkins.

June 21 – 24: Diisonance exhibition & events at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, with thanks to SIX Project Space, Bank Street Arts and 612media. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

You can watch film of all DIISONANCE performances ︎︎︎here

more Diisonance in London . . .

Sept 1 – 30: Diisonance exhibition & events at The Gallery Cafe, St. Margarets House, 21 Old Ford Road London E2 9PL.

Watch the DIISONANCE documentary film ︎︎︎here

Sept 8: Diisonance book launch at The Gallery Cafe, St. Margarets House, 21 Old Ford Road London E2 9PL w/Sarer Scotthorne, Roy McFarlane, Tony White, Paul Hawkins & special guest Gary Budden, entry by donation. Watch all the performances ︎︎︎here

September 29: Hesterglock Press / Caplet Poetry in Dialogue w/ Jonathan Mann, Jude Cowan Montague, Matti Spence, Amy Mcauley, Iris Colomb & Paul Hawkins. Part of the #Diisonance exhibition of collaborative prote(s)xt art by Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins at The Gallery Cafe, St. Margarets House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL. Watch all the performances ︎︎︎here