I COULD NOT THINK THE FUTURE WOULD BE SO DIFFERENT, AND YET CHANGE SO LITTLE - T. S. ELIOT'S THE WASTELAND COMES TO COVENTRY
A new exhibition is coming to Coventry, by way of Margate sands, to connect nothing with nothing – Coventry to the great beyond – showing a range of artwork and events that explore's T.S Eliot's seminal Modernist poem at the Herbert Art Gallery.Read More
The latest film produced as an ongoing part of the Disappear Here project, SL/ABB/ED has been selected to appear at the 2018 Walthamstow International Film Festival!
The event is free but please book in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walthamstow-international-film-festival-day-1-full-programme-tickets-46534974361
The Victoria and Albert museum [of Kensington & Chelsea] has recently come under sustained criticism and accusations of artwashing for its 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale "exhibition" of a still raw chunk of the recently demolished social housing block, Robin Hood Gardens [of Tower Hamlets].Read More
Coventry's Elephant building is offered a new future!
DISAPPEAR HERE is pleased to hear that new proposals to rescue Coventry's elephant have been proposed to the city's council – a long overdue movement to save one of the city's greatest Modernist structures.Read More
An open call for poems around the theme of Are We Where We Are?
Three poems from Midlands based poets/writers will be selected. Judges from Writing West Midlands and Silhouette Press will then award one of the poems with a £200 prize fund, with the other two selected receiving £100 each, on the 10th Feb.
Jean-Michel Basquiat at The Barbican - Boom For RealRead More
The Great Social Housing SwindleRead More
George Shaw’s latest exhibition, My Back To Nature, explores cheap thrills, coming-of-age and the call of the urban wild.Read More
In defence of Coventry’s wonderful elephant building – currently facing extinction
Since the Disappear Here project began way back in March, we have collaborated with a range of artists working together to produce a series of poetry films; some of whom are established poets, others developing their writing careers and some artists who are almost entirely new to the form!Read More
Brutalism is a much-misunderstood beast, it inspires hate/love/fear wherever it makes its footprint felt – but with a recent resurgence of interest in the slouching behemoths, from popular press, Twitter feeds and Brutalist-spotting tourism maps – crystallising in the launch of a new photography book, This Brutal World – it seems a revolutionary reappraisal is in order. I went along to an event at Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to hear a varied, insightful but united panel talk about a shared appreciation of Brutalism, and challenges and chimera of architectural hindsight.Read More
18 Artists - 27 poetry films exploring the Modernist Brutalist superstructure of Coventry ringroad!
Each week - we will screen online a set of three poetry films from each of the Disappear Here collaborative pairs over 9 weeks.
Disappear Here - WEEK 9 – John McCaughley X James Grady
John is about to complete his studies in Media Production at Coventry University. His work has screened at many festivals including StArt Fest 2015, ScreenTest Festival 2016 and Just Before Midnight Noir Film Fest 2016.
By exploring the city’s ring road poetically, John hopes to gain a better understanding of his own approach to poetic film making. The idea of working with poets and writers is exciting; John hopes this collaboration will push his creative process into new areas of experimentation and poetic truth.
James is a Coventry-born poet who has performed at live poetry events all over the UK. He currently teaches in Rugby, runs the Twisted Words open-mic night - he believes in Gin and Sonnets.