Again, A Time Machine
A Book Works touring exhibition in five parts
Artists are playing with words again — raiding the archive, bringing the dead back 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 a fluid tour, reinventing itself as work moves from venue to venue. Based on new commissions and archival presentations, it will generate 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.
Elements of the new commissions for Eastside Projects reappear at Motto, Berlin: part two of A Poster Project by Jonathan Monk; anticipating the present, Slavs and Tatars newspaper 79.89.09.; and the publication of All the Stories by Dora García. New commissions take the form of a night of spoken word performance, co-hosted with Book Works, Sternberg Press and Archive Books, alongside a Book Works archive that integrates the street and the bookshop, via an exhibition of printed material.
6 May – 2 June 2011
Motto Berlin / Chert, Berlin