Conversations: Naomi Pearce and Alice Hattrick - Camden Art Centre

A discussion between Naomi Pearce and Alice Hattrick, with readings from their works.

The discussion recorded in Autumn 2023 is complemented by readings from Innominate by Pearce and Ill Feelings by Hattrick. These works reflect on the character of “queer evidence” and their shared interest in blending autobiography with historical narrative

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The Speakers

Naomi Pearce is a writer and curator. Recent projects include Good Bad Books? At the Barbican (co-programmed with Anna Bunting-Branch) and Almost Conceptual, Matt’s Gallery, both in London. Her writing has been published by Art Monthly, Happy Hypocrite, Kunstverein Munich, e-flux Criticism and The White Review, among others. From 2018-2022 she was a member of the Rita Keegan Archive Project, a social history and curatorial collective, whose recent activity includes an exhibition at South London Gallery and the publication Mirror Reflecting Darkly with MIT Press. Innominate is her first novel.
Alice Hattrick’s criticism and interviews have appeared in publications such as frieze magazine, Art Review and The White Review. Alice’s work has most recently been included in Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art: HEALTH (ed. Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, 2020) and Mine Searching Yours (Forma, 2020). They are the co-producer of Access Docs for Artists, made in collaboration with artists Leah Clements and Lizzy Rose. In 2016, they were shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize. Ill Feelings, their non-fiction book on chronic illness, intimacy and mother-daughter relationships, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2021.