Alphabetum VII
Writing Writing
29.08.2020 — 29.11.2020
Alphabetum VII Writing Writing

29.08.2020 — 29.11.2020
29.08.2020, 20:00
West Museumkwartier, vml. Amerikaanse ambassade, Lange Voorhout 102, Den Haag

Writing Writing is an exhibition of new work by six individuals who operate in multiple and simultaneous modes of creative production, notably as researchers, designers, educators, writers, investigators, artists, and critics.

Each explores divergent juxtapositions of both the direct and the sidelong, various juxtapositions of the connotative and denotative through writing (e.g: literature) and writing (e.g.: composition). Each conjures lyrical/poetic form in both the text and how it is concocted — creating something that is ‘haunted’ (in the sense of Derrida’s “hauntology”) by a sense of the inchoate and the evanescent.

Writing Writing explores the convergence of wooded trails, paved pathways, and traveling crisscrossing cloverleafed freeway overpasses in works by Ian Lynam, Matthew Monk, Randy Nakamura, Chris Ro, Laura Rossi Garcia, and Gail Swanlund.

Using parataxis as operational strategy, each contributor has generated graceful “leaps of faiths” alongside individual subtly (or not so subtly) structured methodologies. If writing is the one activity that invites infinite and improvisational pathways in the contributors’ visual work, each is committed to seeing how this language-forward undertaking manifests in, ferments, and/or embroiders, the work of the others.

Writing Writing embodies six manifestations of expanded approaches to “writing”, demonstrating and explaining the way each contributor says “yes, and...?”