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The Erroneous Disposition of the People Project

The Erroneous Disposition of the People Project

After their kind invitation to be the profiled press onstage last year at Conway Hall, we have booked a table at Free Verse 2014. This year we will also be doing a reading, ably assisted by James Wilkes (Palgrave Macmillan, HFP, Penned In The Margins, Veer)

We will perform a version of ‘An Unknown Soldier’ arranged for multiple voices. This will be preceded by our poems from ‘The Erroneous Disposition of the People’, inspired by the Table of Contents in Sir Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica.

Reading: 10.30am – 11am
Garden Cafe outside in Red Lion Square

Saturday 6th September
10am-4.30pm
Conway Hall
Red Lion Square
WC1R 4RL

ALL FREE

Details Here

The Library at UCL have added An Unknown Soldier to their superb Special Collection. There will be lots more news about this project to come this year. You can read about this artwork here

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An Unknown Soldier - screenprints

An Unknown Soldier – screenprints

Three more works from An Unknown Soldier have been acquired by the Saison Poetry Library at the Royal Festival Hall. We are doubly  thrilled by their addition to this important collection because it feels like their spiritual home. You can read more about these pieces through the project page for An Unknown Soldier here.

 

Grand Eagle (capitals and columns)

Grand Eagle (capitals and columns)

Crown Poster(widows and orphans)

Crown Poster
(widows and orphans)

An Unknown Soldierdeluxe edition

An Unknown Soldier
deluxe edition

 

It was never the plan, but having worked for more than four years now on the legacy of the First World War in our project, An Unknown Soldier, we were keen to create a considered commemoration of this Centenary year, 2014.

Grand Eagle (capitals and columns)

Grand Eagle (capitals and columns)

Grand Eagle (capitals and columns) is a civic-sized quotation from An Unknown Soldier. The main text is our soldier’s own paradoxical definition of humanity “Able damned est/ N thing worth saving/ N harvest thrives/ On our mass graving.” Beneath we have chosen an epitaph from Preparatory Oratory “MCMXIV fire guns at a useless trajectory MMXIV”, screenprinted in gold.

The enlarged capitals, as found in medieval manuscripts, spell out ANNO to remind us of the centenary year, but also suggest capital cities found on a map of the world, surrounded by fortifications in the shape of each sentence, or perhaps columns of soldiers marching towards the sump that forms the gutter of a trench, or the vanishing point of no-man’s land.

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We had a wonderful time up on the stage at Conway Hall, thank you to all of the people who came to see us and our Unknown Soldier lying in state. It was a very busy day full of fascinating conversations. Here are some pictures, including the two brand new screenprints we showed there.

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Crown Poster (widows and orphans)
Screenprint and Foil Debossing

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Union
Screenprint

We placed a listing in Aesthetica Magazine announcing our project An Unknown Soldier. If you saw us there – welcome to our website!

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You can find everything about the whole project here.

We currently have two new superb screenprints underway, which are as yet unlisted, this time also using our foil debossing press on some of the details.

An Unknown Soldier and other recent acquisitions will be on show at the Saison Poetry Library as part of their 4th annual Open Day Poetic Censorship

11am – 6pm
FREE

Poetry Library
Level 5
Royal Festival Hall
London SE1 8XX

The Saison Poetry Library on Level 5 of the Royal Festival Hall is “the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain.” It is the nation’s poetry collection. So we are thrilled that they have acquired pretty much everything we have made with poetry.

For their recently developed fine print collection you will find ‘Royal Poster, (left aligned)’

In the special book collection you will find:
‘Preparatory Oratory’, a large screenprinted pamphlet; the first part of ‘An Unknown Soldier’
‘Funeral, March’, an A6 pamphlet; the final part of ‘An Unknown Soldier’
‘Void’, a pamphlet made for the London Word Festival and our King James Bible Bash

For reference and loan you will find:
‘An Unknown Soldier’, the paperback edition
‘The Erroneous Disposition of the People’, a collaborative book based on the Table of Contents of Sir Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica.

Hello Friends,

Tomorrow we’ll be doing an opening spot with regular HFP collaboratee James Wilkes at a monthly event called POLYply.

We will be representing a project called Special Works School, revisiting the WW1 camouflage school that existed in Kensington Gardens, where Fine Artists trained in the aesthetics of subterfuge.

We will be road testing three pieces for three voices, woven as seamlessly together as a camouflage net,

  • SWS slides from the Imperial War Museum archives
  • Wilke’s ‘Runners and Risers’
  • extracts from HFP’s ‘An Unknown Soldier’

There won’t be any live printing in this show, so you don’t need to wear one of your Dad’s old shirts.

POLYply
Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street
London WC1X 9NG

Nearest tube: King’s Cross
Buses: 17, 45 & 46

Thurs 19th April 2012
7pm
FREE

Last year we became involved with a number of artists and writers in the Special Works School project, founded by James Wilkes and Heather Ring. It’s a collaboration based on a camouflage school based in South Ken during WW1. The first publication (published by Special Works School) has been accepted by Kandinsky Library, Centre Pompidou through the efforts of member Manu Luksch. It includes a version of the Trench (Bold, Italic) print recast for offset litho and digital print, which is based on dazzle ship technology.