Again, A Time Machine
Jonathan Monk, Slavs and Tatars, Dora Garcia, The Happy Hypocrite
Artists are playing with words again – raiding the archive, bringing the dead to life, making the living look dead. Quicker than the ever-elusive present, they are forging a practice through words, images, books, and ephemera, that begins to anticipate the past, forecast possible histories and re-visit alternative futures.
‘Again, A Time Machine’ is fluid tour, reinventing itself as work moves from venue to venue. Based on new commissions and archival presentations, it will generate also ephemera, performance and printed material, in response to a theme that plays with and inverts notions of time, archive, distribution and received pasts and perfect futures.
New commissions for Eastside Projects sees the start of a poster project by Jonathan Monk, the reimagining of a Polish–Iranian solidarity by Slavs and Tatars, readings of Dora Garcia’s All the Stories, artists’ talks, The Happy Hypocrite-Say What You See: a cycle of readings hosted by An Endless Supply and Maria Fusco, and a newspaper.
26 February – 16 April 2011
Opening 25 February, 6pm
Jonathan Monk talk, 26 February, 3pm
Payam Sharifi (Slavs and Tatars) talk, 24 March, 6.30pm
The Happy Hypocrite talk, 31 March, 6.30pm
Dora Garcia talk, 14 April, 6.30pm
Eastside Projects, Birmingham