Public Knowledge: Parrhesiades DEAD TIME | Cally Spooner - Camden Art Centre

Public Knowledge: Parrhesiades DEAD TIME | Cally Spooner

Parrhesiades will launch its inaugural publication documenting the outcomes of its first year of existence. To mark the launch of the publication, and the culmination of the programme, Cally Spooner will read from her score DEAD TIME.

The publication includes work by six international artists who were invited to present solo projects across all of Parrhesiades' platforms through to March 2020.

Parrhesiades is a multi-platform project, established in 2019 by curator Lynton Talbot to work with artists for whom language, either written spoken or otherwise performed is an essential part of their practice. Together with the artist, parrhesiades develops a single new work that exists across multiple platforms. A distributed or exploded model for exhibition that incorporates a partner institution, a speculative book, an online space and part of the curators home in South East London which is open by appointment.

By inviting artists to work through the different physicalities and temporalities that this offers, the work is made available to a public in a way that problematises a single reading. This fractured or emergent approach culminates in a publication, presenting an account of the six projects, and constitutes the only form of documentation of the works.

Parrhesiades is informed by the resistant politics found within poetry, where meaning is made not in the strictly codified effects of the language used but in the freedom words are given to emancipate themselves from a useful function. Parrhesiades is interested in this as a methodology. As in poetry, the meaning is made from the real conditions the language produces and not as a representational gesture.

Parrhesiades offers an infrastructure that privileges discursivity over commodity. It is an attempt at a more discrepant form of resistance to the market capture of ideas and our sociality.

Cally Spooner will be reading from her score DEAD TIME as part of her parrhesiades project alongside the launch of the publication, which will be available to purchase from Camden Art Centre bookshop.

Public Knowledge is a monthly platform devised to share knowledge of creative practices that navigate independent and expanded forms of publishing and distribution. Establishing a space for experimentation and discourse that reflects the relationship between publishing and the shifting strata of economic, technological, social and political scenarios present today. Empowering emerging or under-represented visual artists, musicians, poets and writers to introduce and discuss their respective outputs with new audiences. The programme will manifest in a variety of forms; incorporating live performances, listening sessions, and moving image, alongside group discussions.