OH x SPIT
June 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Join us in the PLOT space on June 2nd at 2:00 PM, for the launch of this unique Vancouver edition as a contribution to the Office Hours’ publication series, marking the closing of Office Hours’ tenure, as well as Brody Albert’s Nonlocal in the exhibition space.
It is a part of PLOT’s mission to support a cross-pollination of communities, a sharing of skills and resources, and an investment in the cultivation of conversations that might otherwise remain isolated. In a strategy to engage artist-led literature and publishing communities from these two Pacific coast cities, Access Gallery has invited SPIT—the reconfigured bi-monthly reading series and podcast formerly known as LIT LIT LIT LIT—to lead a series of experimental readings and events engaging with Office Hours’ publications and installation; re-interpreting these materials in new and unexpected ways through their close interactions.
Throughout the month of May, Office Hours and SPIT have engaged in a long-distance correspondence of images, visual materials and text recorded in a cascading scroll, printed by PLOT’s namesake— a large format plotting printer. Additionally, SPIT has invited Vancouver-based artist and writer Sonja Ratkay to lead an intimate two-day workshop inviting participants from Access’ proximate community to generate drawing, writing, and reading experiments; the materials of which form the basis for their newly published work. The experiments are centered around language, engaging the body through techniques including unreadable writing and text to speech.
More event details here —> https://www.facebook.com/events/176888639637202/