A night of art writing, performance and soundings by artists Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Daniella Valz Gen, Katharina Ludwig, Madeleine Stack and Frank Wasser with PaperWork Magazine.
I like how it sounds a bit like wimmin. Wimmin-ing. It’s queer and i and i, like we. It’s lots. Very plural-y. And very very and so. Sounds like lips and ellipses and singing and kissing and something about size, like a thing that is small and growing. It’s funny how ppl get upset from internet comments about bad lipsing. Lipsing is verby it’s doing. It’s now. It’s painting the chin and cheeks so the lips stand out. It’s a tongue in another mouth. To go inside your body. The i’s are quite wavy i and i and i and i and i and i. It’s slow then it’s fast. I’m thinking about the shapes the sound makes my mouth. what words do with me. ii is air muscled out. When did I suck that air iin even? iilwimi lipsing is nice to say softly against the hand. Rushy.
PaperWork is a sometimes-annual art writing magazine and event series. We invite writing for performance and writing for page; or writing for a group together at a gallery or writing for a person browsing the magazine in a bookshop or reading in bed. We give each element (print and event) its own space, so the magazine is not a document and the events are not launches.
PaperWork: iilwimi lipsing is about a politics of not-translating and listening with a feminist ear which can also be an eye, skin or fist.
PaperWork is organised and edited by Jessa Mockridge and Catherine Smiles, with additional support from Daphne de Sonneville. We offer editorial support by and for artists who write as part of their practice and we host reading groups alongside each issue.
This event will be followed by a reading group on Sunday, 11 November at PEER.
Ntiense Eno Amooquaye creates stage sets and garments to perform her writing. Most recently, for 1000 Patterns at Texture Museum Kortrijk, Belgium (November 2017) she developed hand screen printed works on linen and printed silk garments from poems referencing themes from the history of fashion and textile. For Paperwork 3 she has written a new poem, ‘The Vocal Project’ which further develops her ideas about the relationships between writing, scenography and performance.
Daniella Valz Gen is an artist and a poet born in Lima and living in London. Her work explores the interstices between languages, cultures and value systems with an emphasis on embodiment.
Katharina Ludwig is an artist and writer who is interested in narrative holes and the traumatised text.
Madeleine Stack is an artist and writer based in Barcelona. Her novella Vitrinerie was published in 2017 and she is co-editor of Canal publication.
Frank Wasser is an artist, writer and art historian from Dublin, Ireland based in London. Wasser's practice takes the form of an ongoing analysis of the legacies of modernism in current art writing and object-making with an emphasis on the interview format, performance and language.