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Volatile Dispersal: A Festival of Art Writing
Timeline Date (Date published / Date of event): 
21 November 2009

This parley-based event, hosted by Maria Fusco with Book Works and structured around issue three of The Happy Hypocrite, themed ‘Volatile Dispersal: Speed and Reading’, speculates on the materialisation and dematerialisation of art writing through newly commissioned works, including a lecture, readings, performances and installations by Adam Chodzko, Ruth Ewan, Babak Ghazi, Beatrice Gibson, Nathaniel Mellors, and Gail Pickering, together The Known Unknowns, a cycle of readings organised by Francesco Pedraglio, including Jeremy Akerman, antepress, Anna Barham, Ruth Beale, Neil Chapman, Clare Gasson, Ruth Höflich, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Stewart Home, Brighid Lowe, Matt&Ross, Sally O'Reilly, Katrina Palmer, Laure Prouvost, Reto Pulfer, Daniel Rourke, Jamie Shovlin, Naoko Takahashi and Nick Thurston.

This event and publication was made possible with the support of Arts Council England, Whitechapel Gallery, The Elephant Trust and Goldsmith’s, University of London. Documentation by Sebastian Sharples.

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