The A-or-ist no. 2: A kind of care or sustenance publication is launching at London’s Raven Row on June 11.
The event, organised by A-orist‘s co-contributors-editors, launches the second edition of writing “on art and other subjects”, published by Eros Press, under the theme ‘a place for the elsewhere unfinished or otherwise disallowed’. It explores what it means to ‘take care’ of someone in an era where state responsibility is receding, and questions whether we’re past caring entirely.
Celebrating the launch are presentations from a number of people, including a screening of A History of Lincoln Detox (excerpt no. 2) (2016) by Jenna Bliss, followed by comments from Arran James, a mental health nurse and contributor to independent media platform openDemocracy.
Alice Hattrick will read from a regular column on perfume, ‘According to Alice’, and Caspar Heinemann presents two poems in development. Darren Banks has made a special edit of his film Object Cinema (2015) for the event, with a response by Jamie Sutcliffe reading an A-orist contribution. Meanwhile, writer and publisher Huw Lemmey will show a visual work called ‘Pig Curious’, and saxophonist Seymour Wright will perform a sound work written especially for the launch.
See the Raven Row website for further details.**