The Art Licks Weekend is a three-day event where young galleries, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public with special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists. With 70 participating spaces showcasing over 250 artists, the Art Licks Weekend is a unique event that will encompass the most exciting artistic talent and innovative ideas in London. Ti Pi Tin will be hosting a series of activities organised by This Book reading group as a part of the festival.

Until I, I Know You Better
Attempts to craft ‘cooperation’ through a series of interventions.
4-6 October 2013

Until I… will enact both encounters with, and deviations from, Richard Sennett’s text Together. This Book aims to make reading and understanding a shared, social experience and has developed the project through a process of collective exploration.

The reading group views cooperation as the act of working together through a negotiation of content, space and commitment. Sennett writes that, ‘misunderstandings, separations, transitional objects and self-criticism…are tests of how we relate to other people’.

During Until I…, artworks, performances, screenings, readings, discussions and a growing visual glossary will unfold over three days to explore the weakening and strengthening of cooperation. This weekend is part of This Book’s ongoing investigation into ways of living and working together.

Until I, I Know You Better will include contributions from Aleph Trio, Chloe Cooper, Nisha Matthew, Amy McDonnell, Lucy Parker, Mónica Rivas Velásquez, Sian Robinson Davies, Katie Schwab and Jonathan Tibbs.

This Book was set up by curator Amy McDonnell and artists Katie Schwab and Mónica Rivas Velásquez in 2012 as a space in which to discuss, share and exchange ideas on fictional and non-fictional texts.

Thursday, 3 October

6.00 – 9.00 pm
Private View

7.30 – 9.00 pm
Aleph Trio

Aleph Trio will play a live response to artworks and content present in Until I…
Each image will be used as a score interpreted in the space by the contemporary jazz trio.

Saturday, 5 October

3.00 pm
Reading

Visitors can participate in collective reading of short stories.

4.00 pm
Rehearsal, Sian Robinson Davies

Sian is becoming a comedian via a competition and wants some feedback.

Sunday, 6 October

11.00 am
Face, Nisha Matthew

Nisha will open up the process of her embroidery practice, inviting visitors to join in a workshop exploring facial forms.

2.00 pm
A Transparent Reflection, Chloe Cooper

Host building Ti Pi Tin introduces a vaguely interactive presentation of cooperation between the built environment and its users including musings on the role of windows and mirrors in the formation of Richard Sennett’s Uncooperative Self.

3.30pm
Some Grit, Some Flames, Lucy Parker

HDV 31 minutes.
Inspired by research into a British group that stablished in the 1970′s, The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers – the video describes a writers group meeting. The Freirean pedagogical model that the group adopts is challenged through varying levels of ambition and criticality.