About Everything...

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Philip Davenport's new poetry book about everything will be launched on Friday 30 January 7-9pm at the Chinese Art Centre 7 Thomas Street Market Buildings, Manchester, M4 1EU. Refreshments will be served. The book will be on sale on the night for a special preview price of £9.99


about everything is an elegy for potentates and mass-production, it was constructed from a yearsworth of newspapers, reordered and reshaped. The names of ancient dictators - high-ranking officials from Rome, Russia, the medieval church - replace our contemporary Presidents and celebrities. As the poem progresses, words are replaced with zeroes, holes. The book is illustrated with photographs throughout and contains fragments of a sound score by Ben Gwilliam.


In Liverpool Biennial 2004, Davenport's poem sequence Heart Shape Pornography (from 'reclaimed' porn) was handwritten onto artificial apples. In 2005 he co-curated a retrospective of visual poet Bob Cobbing for groundbreaking festival THE TEXT. 2006, he curated and made work for Mercury Hymn, a commemoration for Ian Hamilton Finlay. His CD 'Constellation of Luminous Details' was released by Lotta Continua, 2007 and has been radio broadcast in New York, Paris, Sydney and the UK. In 2009 Davenport will have residencies in Holland and China.


Contact Philip Davenport

07951 233953


Chinese Art Centre

(0161) 832 7271

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