Join us at East Ham Library for the launch of prisong, a visual poetry exhibition by Newcastle-based artist gobscure that explores words, the labels we use and the power they have.
prisong is a visual poetry collective of 45 separate small squares, written on over & over again in grey so they can be ‘seen’ but not ‘read’. A new word has then been written in colour over the top, colliding two existing words to challenge or reclaim – prison & song becoming prisong.
The artist says: “This collective wall of words creatively critiques aspects of the current war against us all – including mental distresses, disabilities, media, sexualities, nationalities, markets, genders, more. We’re all pretty much boxed in these days, mostly miscategorised – lets rewrite.”
The launch includes a spoken word performance by Sean Burn followed by a question and answer session. Also part of Newham Word Festival.
Wheelchair access. Free parking for Blue Badge users
East Ham Library, 328 Barking Rd, London E6 2RT