Friday, 29 May 2009

Friday 12th June at 3pm, Department of Fine Art Private View, Whiteknights campus, University of Reading

I am very excited to inform you that Paul Buck, acclaimed artist and writer will be giving a talk to all finalists and guests at the private view.
This will be free of charge and a fantastic opportunity to discuss continuing art practice beyond this point. Not to be missed. Please spread the word.

"Paul Buck worked at Better Books in the 1960s, his memories of this period can be found in Iain Sinclair's anthology London: City of Disappearances. His work derives from text, from language, & through various performance approaches often resulting in other textual realizations. He has written somewhere in the region of 50 books, including the novel The Honeymoon Killers. In the 1970s he edited the literary/arts magazine Curtains, which published writing by Georges Bataille, Jacques Derrida, Iain Sinclair, Allen Fisher, Eric Mottram, & Paul Auster. He has performed at the ICA as part of an Artaud/Genet weekend along with artists including Peter Sellars, Patti Smith, & Pierre Guyotat. He has translated works by Bernard Noël, Pierre Klossowski, Maurice Blanchot, Catherine Breillat, & Raul Ruiz. He has worked with Marc Almond, Melinda Miel, & 48 Cameras. Spread Wide (2004) is a work generated from correspondence with Kathy Acker. His current projects include works on Paris & the cinema & a new novel." First published in 3:AM Magazine: Thursday, October 9th, 2008. Exit Theory: An Interview with Paul Buck Interview by Steve Finbow.

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