‘ … 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.