Performance Fictions book launch

About 2 years ago I presented an introduction to Uncertain Eastside as part of Dr Sadie Plant’s contribution to the Performance Fictions event.

There’s a book launch tomorrow in London:

Invite for book-launch and talk

Book-launch and talk to mark the publication of five volumes from the art-writing-research series by Article Press.

Talk by John Cussans entitled ‘Télémaque in Marmalade’ – an illustrated lecture touching upon paranoid critical theory.

X Marks the Bökship, Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9NQ

Saturday 3rd December 2011, 6 – 8 pm, talk at 6.45 pm.

The five volumes address the relationship of art, performance, art writing and knowledge, as well as exploring art as counter-knowledge or a means to counter knowledge.

The volumes contain essays, art works, illustrations, documentation of performances and diagrams.

Performance Fictions‘ – edited by David Burrows with contributions from Sadie Plant, John Cussans, Simon O’Sullivan, Pil and Galia Kollectiv and David Burrows.

Barefoot in the Head‘ – edited by John Russell, Alun Rowlands and Mark Beasley with contributions from the editors.

Performing/Knowing‘ – edited by Gavin Butt with contributions from Aaron Williamson, Kate Love, Oreet Ashery and Hugo Glendinning, Adrian Heathfield & Tim Etchells.

Materiality of Theory‘ – contributions from Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Benoît Maire and Marcus Steinweg.

Who is this who is coming?‘ – edited by Maria Fusco with contributions from Alexandre Singh, Craig Martin, Jennifer Higgie, George Clark & Beatrice Gibson, Giles Eldridge and Maria Fusco.

Series editor David Burrows. Price £8.00. Books can be ordered from

Artist’s films, relating to the publications, will also be screened. For more info about the launch and talk contact or

Article Press, School of Art, BIAD, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, B3 3BX.