On Reading and Walking and Thinking…

The Saison Poetry library, London
13/01/2015 - 01/03/2015
Curated by Chris McCabe (Saison Poetry Library) and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (bookRoom)


with Thomas Evans, David Rule, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

Three artists who respond to the world through the written word, performative drawing, sculpture and the printed page.

Thomas Evans’ The Theatre of the Wobbling Worlds  is a theatre for a single performer composed of numerous pivoted stages laid out in a loose grid. Each wobbling stage presents an idea of the world, inviting participants into a humorous homage to the idea of the ‘theatre of the world.’

David Ruleʼs Adventures and Untitled series areshort texts and prompts suggesting opportunities for reveries along the South Bank.

Emmanuelle Waeckerlé’s Praeludere  text score is used as a catalyst for action (walking, writing, singing and drawing) to explore and record the South Bank.

This project  follows up on the findings of BOOKLIVE! symposium (2012) and ensuing publication The Book is alive! (2013), two bookRoom research initiatives on the impact of digital technologies on the making, sharing and experiencing of print-based work.