Announcing the commissions from the Arrhythmia open call

Book Works and Katrina Palmer are delighted to announce four new commissions for the Arrhythmia series, following an open call in 2021 which received over 200 submissions.

Guest-edited by artist Katrina Palmer, Arrhythmia is a new series that offers an opportunity for artists and writers whose work explores ideas of being out of joint with the predominant social order, whether through disrupted trajectories, physical displacement, or political dissonance. We were particularly interested in experimental work that articulates a discontinuous sense of identity, and writing, or the combination of writing and images in which the rhythm of the text is self-consciously questioned. Congratulations to the commissioned artists and we look forward to working with you.

The commissioned artists are:

Andrew E. Colarusso is author of The SovereignCreance; or Comest Thou Cosmic NazariteSouvenirs, and Hívado. He was editor-in-chief of The Broome Street Review, an arts and literature journal that ran from 2009 – 2017. 

Kamwangi Njue is a multidisciplinary artist working in sonic and textual ways. He has released poems and texts, features and fictions // developed, participated, and delivered a range of collaborative projects and events including performances, shows, exhibitions, texts, and readings.

Roy Claire Potter works between performance and experimental art writing with recent work commissioned by Tate Britain and Tate Publishing, Reduced Listening for BBC Radio 3, Cafe OTO and Counterflows, and Primary. They are Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University.

Alice Walter is an artist, writer and medium – living and working in the UK. She has a BA in Fine Art, Film and Video from Central Saint Martins, UAL and a MFA from The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University. Her practice combines collage, psychosexual sculpture, VHS and shamanism. Through these disciplines, Alice creates surreal and sensory spaces that open channels for the unseen. /

Series editor Katrina Palmer is an artist who works with writing, or writing-like activity and related forms. Among her exhibitions and publications are Hello (England’s Creative Coast, 2021); The Coffin Jump (Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 14-18NOW, 2018); The Necropolitan Line (Henry Moore Institute, 2015); End Matter (Artangel, BBC Radio 4, Book Works, 2015) ; The Dark Object (Book Works, 2010). Palmer received the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists (2014). Her next exhibition is What’s Already Going On (Mead Gallery, 2023).

Image credit: Alice Walter, 2022

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