RESCHEDULED: Roy Claire Potter – The Wastes launch at Cafe Oto

30 June 2024, 2pm
Cafe Oto
Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
Free but RSVP

Come and celebrate with Roy Claire Potter and friends on 30 June at Cafe Oto for the London launch of their debut novel, The Wastes (postponed from 2 June)

The launch event will begin with a new reading performance by Roy Claire Potter and Kieron Piercy, whose previous collaborative releases and broadcasts include Conversations with the Anthony Burgess Archive on Sub Rosa, and Three Sweep Between for Glasgow’s art radio station Radiophrenia. This will be followed by a conversation about the themes and production of the novel in the context of artists who write with Daniella Valz Gen, who is the 2024 Writer in Residence at Whitechapel Gallery.

The Wastes is published by Book Works as part of the Arrhythmia series, edited by Katrina Palmer.

Roy Claire Potter has released duo and solo audio works with labels like Cafe OTO’s Otoroku and Takuroku, Sub Rosa, Chocolate Monk, and Fort Evil Fruit, and has worked with a broad range of musicians and sound artists including Park Jiha, Ziúr, Kieron Piercy and Bridget Hayden. With a visual art background in experimental art writing and drawing, Roy tells stories built from fragmented, intense images that depict moving bodies or domestic scenes and architectural settings, often focusing on group dynamics or the aftermath of violent events with a dark, sometimes wilful humour. They publish writing and make exhibitions internationally, and recent collaborations for stage and broadcast have been made possible by BEK, Counterflows, Reduced Listening for BBC Radio 3, and Wysing Art Centre’s Polyphonic music festival with Somerset House. 

Based in Leeds, Kieron Piercy produces amateur acousmatics for computer and electronics with releases on Harbinger Sound, Porta, and Chocolate Monk.

Daniella Valz Gen is an artist and writer born in Lima and based in London, who works across installation, text, and live performance. Their work investigates different forms of embodying liminality, and reflects on the negotiation of territories, modes of address, and value systems. They are the 2024 Whitechapel Gallery Writer in Residence and their first collection of poetry Subversive Economies is published by PSS.

More info/book.

RESCHEDULED: Roy Claire Potter – The Wastes launch at Cafe Oto; ; 2024; | Commission: Arrhythmia Artist: Potter, Roy Claire; Editor: Palmer, Katrina; | Publisher: Book Works: | Designer: Traven T. Croves