Still /movin/g – Launch and Reading*
Tuesday 8th April 2014
7.00 pm, Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, University of
All welcome – free entry
Veer Books will launch the new book by* Marc Atkins* and *Rod Mengham*,
with readings by both**Marc and Rod.
Veer Publication 058 [ISBN: 978-1-907088-64-3]
‘For Rod Mengham and Marc Atkins, cracking mirrors and counter-mirrors
are not only a frontier between two worlds, they represent a systematic
quest for desire, a haunted visual trope leaping towards an elsewhere as
threatening as it is seducing, setting out to explore “the rear view of
historical convergence”, carefully recording instances in which the
conjunctions, collisions and chiaroscuro of memory and fantasy take us
beyond the scope of the thinkable and the imaginable.’ (Michel Delville)
Design by Vaughan Oliver and Marc Atkins.
A4 landscape size. 80 pages. Colour and B&W. March 2014.
Marc Atkins is an English artist, photographer, filmmaker and writer.
Marc has lived and worked for many years in London, but has also spend
extended periods of time in Rome, Detroit, New York, Warsaw and Paris.
Previous publications include /The Prism Walls/ (Contraband), /Logic of
the Stairwell/(Shearsman), /The Teratologists/ (panoptika),
/Thirteen/ (Do-Not Press), /Warszawa/ [texts by T. Pióro & A. Sosnowski]
(Wig-press), /Faces of Mathematics/(panoptika), and /Liquid City/ [text
by Iain Sinclair] (Reaktion). Atkins has presented his work and ideas on
the image at venues such as the Royal Academy, Royal College of Art, UEL
School of Architecture, Instytut Mikołowski, Poland, The Photographers
Gallery, and the University of Liège.
Rod Mengham is Reader in Modern English Literature at Cambridge
University and Curator of Works of Art at Jesus College, Cambridge. He
has published monographs and edited collections of essays on nineteenth
and twentieth century fiction, violence and avant-garde art, the 1940s,
contemporary poetry; anthologies /Altered State: the New Polish
Poetry/ [ed. Mengham, Pioro, Szymor] (2003), /Vanishing Points: New
Modernist Poems/ [ed. Kinsella, Mengham](2005); poetry, including
/Unsung: New and Selected Poems/, (2001), /Diving Tower/ (2006),
/Parleys and Skirmishes/ (2007), /Bell Book/ (2012) and /The
Understory/ (2014). He has also curated numerous exhibitions, most
recently ‘Sculpture in the Close 2013’ [Miroslaw Balka, Theaster Gates,
Harland Miller, Damian Ortega, Doris Salcedo].