Sunday 9 April 2023, 2pm

MATINEE - Joint Book Launch: James Goodwin / Candace Hill

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Materials/Materialien presents the launch for two new collections: James Goodwin’s Faux Ice and Candace Hill’s Short Leash Kept On. In dialogue with Skepta, D.S. Marriott, Monkstar and Klein, Faux Ice echoes the condensed form of the grime lyric: a poetry not interested in building up, but in dismantling a stable subject position. A 200-page epic in dialogue with poets Lloyd Addison and Russell Atkins and artist Tom Feelings, Hill’s extraordinary 200-page epic Short Leash Kept On flies in on torrents of invention like a Cecil Taylor solo. “molten bitumen is poetry’s tendency anyway”.

For this event, the two poets will read from and discuss their work (James Goodwin in person and Candace Hill via video link). Music will likely also be played and discussed.

James Goodwin has assembled a Spotify Playlist to accompany Faux Ice which be accessed at the following link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXi0WknLWO9mibKL7Gq44?si=aefb73594d8d4187

James Goodwin

James Goodwin is the author of Fleshed out For All the Corners of the Slip (The 87 Press, 2021), and Aspects Caught in The Headspace We’re In: Composition for Friends (Face Press, 2020). He is currently completing a PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Candace Hill

Candace Hill (Candace Hill-Montgomery) was born and raised in Queens, New York. In 1979, she was artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem and exhibited her work at Artists Space. She was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1981, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985. Since then, she has exhibited widely, contributing to Colab’s Times Square Show with the installation ‘Remembering Fred Hampton’, making public installations, publishing artists books, collaborating with Ntozake Shange, and co-curating the exhibition Working Women/Working Artists/Working Together with Lucy Lippard. Today, she resides in Bridgehampton, Suffolk County, and has recently exhibited at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum. 

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