Words which touch each other in strange places
Collaborative exhibition with Samuel Brzeski at Joy Forum, Bergen, Norway (2018)

Exhibition text: "This exhibition combines the works of Samuel Brzeski and Laurie Lax who are both treating text as material. They have been discussing verticality versus horizontality, intimacy and aggression. The artists have reconfigured two texts: Sam Riviere’s '81 Austerities' and Maggie Nelson’s 'Bluets' respectively, through their own voices to form a collaborative voice swarm. In addition, Laurie has produced a text drawing at Joy Forum inspired by surrealist author, artist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun. Samuel has written a text presented as a stack of posters that can be taken away, which have also been fly posted in and around Bergen City."

Audio played continuously on loop in the exhibition space (7m12s):

Selection of images: poster (wax crayon and watercolour on paper, A3), text drawing (wax crayon on paper, 272 x 350cm), text drawing (close-up), audio installation (sterio speakers)

photo: Samuel Brzeski

photo: Samuel Brzeski

photo: Samuel Brzeski