Thursday, 29 January 2015

SINKHOLE - new online publishing project

Newly commissioned sound and spoken-word works are presented alongside occasional archive material. Recordings are available for sale as downloadable MP3 files.

With works by Michael Dean, Francesco Pedraglio, Holly Pester and Ivan Seal.


Monday, 24 November 2014

Performance - Museo de Arte Zapopan - Guadalajara (MX)

Saturday 29 November 2014, 8.30 pm
Museo De Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara

Performance as part of :NDEX, a Art Book Fair organised by PA/PER VIEW, Publish and Be Damned and Casa Bosque 

Monday, 10 November 2014


We would like to invite you to a launch event of readings and performance to celebrate the publication of The Fabricator’s Tale by Katrina Palmer.

Hayward Gallery Project Space
5.00–6.30pm, 15 November 2014

Free with same-day Mirror City Hayward exhibition ticket. Limited capacity - come early to avoid disappointment. For more information visite the Hayward website HERE

Katrina Palmer, Samuel Hasler and Sarah Tripp read from their new work, and Nat Cary performs a reading specially written by Franceco Pedraglio.

This event takes place in collaboration Flat Time House at the Hayward Gallery Project Space
THE FABRICATOR’S TALE by Katrina Palmer (2014)
O, A PRAYER BOOK by Samuel Hasler (2014)

DR SINCLAIR’S DRAWER at Flat Time House is open until 23 November 2014, Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm, and features new work by Katrina Palmer, Samuel Hasler, Francesco Pedraglio and Sarah Tripp.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Diorama - performance festival - Budapest

Performance Festival
Trafó - House of Contemporary Arts - Trafó Gallery - Budapest

4th of November (Tuesday), from 18.30
Société Réaliste, Núria Güell

5th of Nov. (Wednesday), from 18.30
Olof Olsson

6th of Nov. (Thursday), from 18.30
Sjoerd van Leeuwen, Priscila Fernandes

7th of Nov. (Friday), from 18.30

Francesco Pedraglio, Hedwig Houben

Monday, 20 October 2014

A Bad Hand, Folding: A Live Rehearsal
Featuring versions by:
Paul Becker & Francesco Pedraglio/Faye Green & Beth Ramsay/Giles Bailey
Music by Dawn Bothwell.

Culture Lab (Rooms 4/5)
King's Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne


Thursday, 11 September 2014

DR SINCLAIR’S DRAWER - Flat Time House - 8 October

‘ … It was a stationery drawer, but his guesswork had been almost entirely wrong. The imagined list of objects, a moment ago an array of potent presences in the room, instantaneously dematerialised as mere conjecture. Dr Sinclair silently replaced the items, slid the drawer back in, then moved the desk against the wall. He surmised that the drawer had a peculiarly clandestine way of being; suspended within a meta-structure, like a deeply nested fiction, it was inclined to partially conceal itself within another object. He concluded that his initial assessment of the drawer’s suspicious character had been entirely correct.’ 
from The Fabricator’s Tale by Katrina Palmer, Book Works, London 2014

Dr. Sinclair’s Drawer is an exhibition produced by Book Works and Flat Time House with artist Katrina Palmer, following her residency at Flat Time House in Summer 2013. Featuring work by Katrina Palmer, Francesco Pedraglio, Samuel Hasler and Sarah Tripp, the exhibition comprises writing, sound recordings, video, sculpture and printed matter, presented in conversation with the physical and symbolic environment of John Latham’s former home and studio.

The Fabricator’s Tale, Katrina Palmer’s second book to be published with Book Works and partly written at Flat Time House, will be launched at the opening of Dr. Sinclair’s Drawer on Wednesday 8 October.

In addition to the exhibition, Book Works and Flat Time House in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery present an evening of readings and performance by Katrina Palmer, Samuel Hasler, Francesco Pedraglio and Sarah Tripp on Saturday 15 November at 5pm at the Hayward Gallery Project Space, Southbank Centre. Further details to be announced.

Saturday, 19 July 2014


Please join us for a summer drink to celebrate the launch of Francesco Pedraglio’s A man in a room spray-painting a fly… (or at least trying to…).
The evening features a choreographed reading by the people that, practically or conceptually, made the book possible, including Paul Becker, Tania Perez Cordova, James Langdon, the Book Works team and Francesco himself.

A man in a room spray-painting a fly… (or at least trying to…) presents the possibility of a story within numerous other possible stories, each one marked by diversion, interruption and red herring. Concerned with the correlation between objects and writing, as well as the relationship between spoken word and written, this dark, absurd and often funny story, uses the corpse of narrative fiction as a character, whose repeated deaths generate the conditions for new starts, and differing scenarios.

To purchase this title please VISIT THE BOOK WORKS WEBSITE
For press information please contact: Paul Sammut, 020 7247 2203, or