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Again, A Time Machine – Final Part


Presented as part of Book Works’ Again A Time Machine, an exhibition in which the twin poles of archive and distribution are explored through new art commissions, performance and the written and spoken word, SPACE hosts the first UK retrospective of Stewart Home’s work.

Exhibition continues: 6 April to 20 May 2012

Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday to Sunday 12-6pm

SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH

Tel. 020 8525 4330

Collected here are more than thirty years of cultural interventions, including Art Strike Bed, Vermeer II and Becoming (M)other (in which Home re-imagines his mother’s 1960s modelling portfolio in ways that would make Cindy Sherman blush), and issues of Smile, Re-action, novels, pamphlets, films and other ephemera. In his multiple egoistic persona Home claims to have strived not just for greatness but also grooviness and is more than ever convinced that since the world is disenchanted, telling outrageous lies is the only means of approaching ‘truth’ and thus making life fabulous once again.


A Night of Psychedelic Noir

Sunday 20 May 9pm-late

The exhibition concludes with a night of readings by Home, and Semina authors Katrina Palmer and Bridget Penney, and a screening of cult kung-fu films, including Master of the Flying Guillotine.

Sarah Pierce

The Artist Talks

Jonathan Monk

Dora Garcia

Make the Living Look Dead

The Happy Hypocrite

Opening 17 April 6.30-8.30pm

18 April to 2 June 2012

Wednesday to Saturday 12-6pm

The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ

Tel. 020 7724 4300

Sarah Pierce’s The Artist Talks, co-commissioned by Book Works and The Showroom for Again, A Time Machine, extracts and fabricates the momentary gestures, fleeting asides, verbal punctums and playful interruptions that often disturb the conviction of an apparent ‘finished’ work or the flow of a prepared speech.

Drawing from a range of references including interviews with students from Bard College, the Brechtian chorus and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s lectures on the work of Auguste Rodin, Pierce restages the talk as a choreographed event – an assemblage of actions and objects that attempts to disrupt finality of an artwork through both invention and deferral.

The Artist Talks is joined by work from previous stages of Again, A Time Machine, including live readings from All the Stories by Dora Garcia, Jonathan Monk’s A Poster Project, Book Works’ moving image and sound archive compiled by Karen Di Franco and James Brook, and Make the Living Look Dead, a fictional archive of material formed by interventions and additions by a selection of Book Works’ artists.


‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: (recording) and (live)

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon:

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski:

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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