HARD TO READ : exhibition closing

HARD TO READ : exhibition closing
Culture

New performances by contemporary poets exploring the visual and visceral character of modern poetry Once we understand excess, then we can get really simple. - Robert Rauschenberg A closing event featuring brand new performances to celebrate the HARD TO READ exhibition, which collects together the art poetry of SJ Fowler. This solo exhibition aims to pose several questions of the poem as a concrete, visual thing in the world. What is in the shape of a letter and what images do words recall? What is the meaning of colour in poetry and text upon the page, and white space? How does the situation of a poem change its meaning? Why is composition not a concept that applies to a medium that is innately visual? In literature, why has content overwhelmed context? Why has product dominated process? HARD TO READ poses these questions and answers them poorly, playfully, with over 40 original works drawn from multiple publications and previous exhibitions - works that interrogate handwriting, abstr

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