The world is not a text, neither an algorithm, said kimono man, and the interpreter is always a liar. But how beautiful are the promises of a kiss, under starry chariots in the sky. Now, take a card, he said.
13 April 2017, 18.00
Performance at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw.
With Francis McKee, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow.
Fourth episode of the artist’s novel Tamam Shud, by Alex Cecchetti.
In the frame of the project The Novel As Fantasy.
Episode 4: Reading the Unwritten is a new instalment in Alex Cecchetti’s ongoing artist’s novel, Tamam Shud. It is also a two-part event. Firstly, David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska (The Book Lovers) will open with a theoretical introduction to artist's novels. Writer and curator Francis McKee, who recently published his first novel, Even the Dead Rise Up (Book Works, 2017), will join them in a public discussion about how to situate the practice of artist's novels in the field of the visual arts.
The programme continues with Alex Ceccheti. A new chapter of Tamam Shud will be written in a live performance by means of a tarot card reading. Whilst writing is a process that normally happens out of public view, in the solitude of the writer’s studio, Alex’s art project renders this process visible. The production of the narrative is conceived as an event where writing is exposed and interwoven with the artistic process.