collaborative artworks & experimental poetry
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‘Saints don’t change the world, people do.’
Alice Nutter, in her foreword to Place Waste Dissent
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) by Paul Hawkins.
There’s a Place Waste Dissent / DIISONANCE archival website here
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