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Invitation to exhibitions


AMBruno’s latest artists’ book project, called [sic], will be shown at the Leeds Contemporary International Artists’ Book Fair at the Tetley, Leeds on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March. Cally Trench and I have made a book for the project called International Day. I will be at the Fair all day on Sunday 5th March, 11am-4pm, and would be delighted to see you. Invitation attached.

Cally and I will also be performing International Day Readings at some point during that Sunday afternoon.

Please let m e know if you are able to come so I can look out for you.

The [sic] books will also be shown at the Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE) at the Arnolfini, Bristol on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April. I will be there all day on Sunday 2nd April (11am-5pm), and would love to see you.

Advance notice: I am showing a body print in Draw/Bridge Zug/Brucke at the Remise Gallery, Berlin, curated by Alex Dewart. The private view is Thursday 30th March and the finissage is on Sunday 9th April. I will be in Berlin from 29th to 31st only and will be performing Pour La Vie during the private view on 30th March. If you are in Berlin please do come along!

All very best,

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'Creating a Scene' at the National Centre for Craft and Design

I am pleased to have an installation in this show, opening on 24th January 2014 at 6pm.

Cally Trench and I will be performing 'Slip Stroll' (not 'Corpus Slip' as advertised) at the opening after 7pm.

If you are able to get to Sleaford we will be delighted to see you!

Details are in the invitation attached.

All best wishes,

Attachment: PDF Creating a Scene flyer

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Multiplied 2013 at Christie's South Kensington

Dear Friends,

I am showing a print with AMBruno at the Contemporary Art in Editions Fair - Multiplied 2013, hosted by Christie's in South Kensington. Please see the attached pdf.

I will be there all day on Saturday 19th October 11am - 7pm.
If you are able to get to South Kensington sometime that day, I will be pleased to see a friendly face. Do please let me know you are coming and when about so I can look out for you.

There is more information at:
and on AMBruno's website:

The AMBruno website is new and was created by Cally Trench.
It shows the work made by the group since 2008 and is well worth a look, though we say it ourselves!

All best wishes

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Invitation to Drinks and Dada at the Eagle Gallery


I attach an invitation to Drinks and Dada at the Eagle Gallery on Saturday 13th July, 1.30-3.30pm.  Cally Tench and I will be performing Sixteen Dada Heads, and it would be great to see you there.  If you can come, please make sure that you RSVP to Emma Hill at

The Eagle Gallery is at 159, Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL.

My very best wishes,

Drinks and Dada

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Call For Papers - Exhibiting Performance Conference

Date: 1-3 March 2013
University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) of the University of Westminster is convening Exhibiting Performance, a three-day event considering contemporary issues central to the display of performanceart. Following on from the Exhibiting Photography (2011) and Exhibiting Video (2012) International Conferences, this event will bring together notable artists, curators and writers, and provide a forum for a number of inter-related questions:
  • On what terms has the rise of Performance in contemporary arts taken place?
  • How do our museums and galleries disseminate and exhibit Performance?
  • How does the live act of Performance inform questions around the body and the audience?
  • How is Performance documented, archived and transacted?
  • How does technology contribute to the development of Performance?
The conference will be framed by the exhibition of work by artists and writers responding to a live performance by Philip Lee and Cally Trench Do you remember it – or weren’t you there? at London Gallery West, and Indeterminacy, a John Cage performance by Stewart Lee, Tania Chen and Steve Beresford.

There will be four half-day themes:
Curating: With Tate Modern opening the Tanks for performance events and Marina Abramovic’s major exhibition at New York’s MoMA in 2010, is performance art now mainstream, and on what terms? How do museums and galleries understand performance art?
Dissemination and Documentation:
How is performance documented? If you missed the performance is that it? What value does an art work in a different medium which gives a memory of a performance have?
The Body and Audiences:
What is the role of the body in performance today ? Why do so many performance artists perform naked ? Is the naked body a sign of authenticity or does the taboo distract from meaning ? How is the relationship between artist and audience different from or similar to other areas of art?
Performanceand Technology:
How does technology mediate performance ? What are the ontologies of networked, mediated and recorded performance practices ? How is videoperformance ‘live’? How do different technologies of camera (webcam, surveillance, etc) and screens (CRT, flat, projection, mobile phone, computer, etc) change our concept of performance?

Confirmed Participants:
Franko B, artist; Steve Beresford, Performer and Musician, University of Westminster; Mel Brimfield, artist; Dr Gavin Butt, Goldsmith College; Jon Cairns, Central St Martins; Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou, curator and performer, University of Hull; Tania Chen, Musician; Dr Rob la Frenais, Curator The Arts Catalyst; Richard Layzell, artist, Middlesex University; Stewart Lee, writer and performer; Kira O’Reilly, artist, University of Hull; Dr Marquard Smith, University of Westminster; Margherita Sprio, University of Westminster; Gary Stevens, artist; Tracey Warr, writer and curator, Oxford Brookes University; Silvia Ziranek, artist.

Please send a 200-word abstract by 11 February, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 February, 2013. They must include the presenter's name, affiliation, email and postal address, together with the paper’s title. Please send abstracts to  Amanda Wheeler

This conference will take place from 4.00pm on Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March 2013. The fee for registration will be:
 Full conference: Standard rate £85. One day rate £50
Full conference: Student rate £40.  One day rate £30.
Performance only: £10
This covers all conference documentation, refreshments, receptions and administration costs. Registration will open at the begining of February 2013.

Do you remember it – or weren’t you there?
Philip Lee and Cally Trench
31 January 2013 – 3 March 2013
London Gallery West, School of Media, Art and Design
University of Westminster, Watford Road, Harrow
Middlesex HA1 3TP

Indeterminacy, a John Cage performance
Sunday 3 March 2013, 6.30pm
Stewart Lee, Tania Chen and Steve Beresford
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1R 8AL

The University of Westminster is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. Registration number: 977818 England. Registered Office: 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW.

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The London Art Book Fair: Opening night Thursday 20 September 6-9pm


I have a book in The london Art Book Fair. Details below.

I will be there 7.30 - 9pm on Thursday 20 September and 10 - 6 on Saturday 22 September.

Hope to see you there.

All best wishes,


Whitechapel Gallery

Longon Art Book Fair

The London Art Book Fair 2012

21-23 September 2012

Opening night: Thursday 20 September, 6-9pm

Meet artists, authors and receive special discounts on books from around the world. The London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery presents artists’ books, catalogues, rare publications and zines from over 75 international exhibitors.

Talks from artists and authors Ed Atkins, David Batchelor, Michael Bracewell, Louisa Buck, Dexter Dalwood, Claire Doherty, Tom Hunter and Simon Patterson are just part of the packed accompanying programme of discussions, talks and workshops over the weekend.

Be the first to browse the fair at the special late night opening from 6–9pm on Thursday 20 September, with live music from folk singer Olivia Chaney, talks and film screenings.

Essential for anyone interested in art books.

Admission free


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Philip's next performance - At Play 2012

My next performance is in Oxford this Friday - 29th June.

I will be performing 7.30 - 8 at OVADA at the private view of At Play 2012. The pv is 6 - 8pm. It would be great to see you there if you can come.

The leaflet pdf is attached - if you download it, the OVADA page is the fourth of five sections - the OVADA show is the third of the three At Play 2012 venues.

Ovada 14A Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NJ

All best


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