I will be performing a noise set at DIY Space For London — and trying out some new pedals! — at the book release event for The Process of The Field in New Cross- edited by Toby Austin Locke, Paolo Plotegher, Rosanna Thompson: with documents and writing from a common archive of the famed London social space, The Field.
June 13 8PM FREE
@ DIY Space for London 96-108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF London, United Kingdom
Join us for a non-party release of collective exhaustion and hear the noisy strings of Erica Dawn Lyle as we first reveal this book… with a small reading and movement.
About the Book:
The Process of The Field in New Cross demonstrates the story of the Field collective from its founding energy around 2014 to the time of the book's editing in early 2016.
“The Field was purposefully researching ways to utilise critical theory and creative work for political ends. That is, the Field wanted nothing to do with the speculative cultural economy and the art world.”
The Process of the Field in New Cross provides documents of some of the tensions, hopes, exchanges, achievements and processes this group had through its founding as both the Field and the New Cross Commoners, as a “not-art” community activist space.
It is co-edited by three of its members who pull from emails, group-process documents, and an image archive– and shows among other things the tensions between the body and spirit of running an idealistic project in the heart of a brutal neo-liberal city. Its most near neo-liberal shadow is Goldsmiths, away from which, it seeks a path informed by post-Occupy practice.
About Canary Press:
Canary Press is a new imprint, a collaboration of the Minneapolis-based Tools in Common (http://toolsincommon.org/colophon)
and the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest (http://www.joaap.org).
The goal of the imprint is to fertilise the resistant joy and creative depth of the radical freak-o-system. (for more information on the concept of the freak-o-system, see here- https://www.theonion.com/report-swelling-hippie-herds-pose-threat-to-delicate-f-1819564982
Upcoming books include a project on XXX by Artist Cassie Thornton, A book on the ZAD by Mauvais Troupe, a book on Shamanism by Paolo Plot.
Note: we are passively seeking manuscripts and book concepts for the press.