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


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DIISONANCE anthology
collaborative artworks & experimental poetry

£12 buy / PDF £5 buy

‘Words dissolved in the noise of our many voices, our many fragments. Hawkins moved through the crowded space, the crowded noise, recording the moment that couldn’t happen again.’
 - Kirsty Watling
on the Diisonance book launch

Sections from the DIISONANCE anthology are included in the Hesterglock Press 2nd edition of 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 - 2nd edition Hesterglock Press, 2020) by Paul Hawkins/Steve Ryan

There’s a Place Waste Dissent / DIISONANCE archival website ︎︎︎here

June 21 – 24: DIISONANCE exhibition & events

Venue: Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Sheffield

with thanks to all artists, poets, writers, performers, collaborators, Sarah, Mark vK, SIX Project Space, Bank Street Arts and 612media. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

DIISONANCE documentary : Mark van Klaveren for 612 Media

DIISONANCE performances filmed/edited by Mark van Klaveren for 612 Media

DIISONANCE photos: Steve Ryan, Paul Hawkins, Miggy Angel

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


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

Read a ︎︎︎review by Kirsty Watling for Contmeporary Small Press


September 29: Hesterglock Press / Caplet Poetry in Dialogue w/ Jonathan Mann, Jude Cowan Montague, Matti Spence, Luna Montenegro, 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