NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings LAUNCH
Friday 25 October 2019 6pm–9pm Readings from 7.30pm
Please join us for the launch of NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings guest edited by the MA Writing programme at the Royal College of Art. There will be refreshments, readings from contributors, and journals for sale.
NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings features works by students from the MA Writing Programme at the Royal College of Art and an afterword by Brian Dillon. This collection of essays, short stories, and images explore what happens when the domestic, the home, and the body are alienated from their most basic associations and given new ones. In these works, the threshold between house and street, the distinction between the public and private, becomes porous and inexhaustibly complex.
VIVIAN YUAN XIAO
ANNIE MAY DEMOZAY
YIN YING KONG
DESIGNED BY: EMILY SCHOFIELD
WITH MANY THANKS TO EMILY LABARGE, BRIAN DILLON AND TESSA PIGGOTT.
NOIT is a creative journal published by Flat Time House. Comprising new writing and visual contributions, NOIT explores the theoretical concerns and artwork of John Latham (1921–2006), and their continued relevance. The title of the journal, NOIT comes from Latham’s reversal of the suffix ‘-tion’ which transforms verbs into nouns. Its inversion ‘noit’ suggests a transformation of nouns into verbs, a shift from talk about objects to talk about events. ‘Noit’ can also be read as ‘no it’, the sign of an activity that ‘defies its own definition by denying the validity of any given definition’ (John Latham, 1970). Flat Time House (FTHo) is a gallery, archive and space for education and residencies in Latham’s former home and studio.