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Zoë Mendelson | A Slip of Freuds

Photo by Zoë Mendelson

£3 & free drink on us. A limited number of tickets are available on the door.
Our free drink on us tickets include a drink from a selected range at the Arts Bar & Café when you show your ticket at the bar.

An evening of collective nouns and clutter.

Following the publication of 'This Mess is a Place: A Collapsible Anthology of Collections and Clutter', Zoë Mendelson presents an evening dedicated to objects en masse and coagulated, including books themselves. Negotiating the nebulous boundaries between collecting and hoarding, Mendelson's art practice and writing questions the locations and languages of the onset of a pathology.

Calling upon contributors to the book, artists Daniel Rourke and Cecilie Gravesen, the evening will be a chance to explore how museology, installation practice and critical readings of the object relate to the coagulated heap of the hoard. There will be discussion of the visual diagnostic tools used by psychiatry to assess hoarding/hoarders developed with the support of psychiatrist, Dr Alberto Pertusa. Lynn Harris from AND Publishing will discuss innovations in the book as object.

Zoë Mendelson will perform sections of her novel-in-progress The Detroit Project as well as making a public display of getting rid of 250 misprints of Italo Calvino's essay on taking out the rubbish, La Poubelle Agréée (1974-6), as it has been left over from the printing of the book.


Date and time

20 February 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


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