DIISONANCE anthology

collaborative artworks & experimental poetry

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The work was made during, or to perform at DIISONANCE, an exhibition of artworks by Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins in June 2017 at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. diisonance is a collaboration, part of a jigsaw, the genesis of which is shared experiences; Steve & paul met in the early 90’s squatting in Claremont Road, east London at the height of anti-road protests, poll-tax riots & dissent. They’ve tried to piece together the past from the future, making sense of the ghosts that stay with them & the shared feelings of confusion & love for their entwined topics; politicised, faltering, broken & rebuilt many times over.

DIISONANCE began as a response to Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015) by Paul Hawkins.
There’s a Place Waste Dissent / DIISONANCE archival website here

June 21 – 24: DIISONANCE exhibition, films & events

Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Sheffield

with thanks to all artists, poets, writers, performers, collaborators, Sarah, Mark vK, SIX Project Space, Bank Street Arts and 612media. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

DIISONANCE documentary : Mark van Klaveren for 612 Media

DIISONANCE performances filmed/edited by Mark van Klaveren for 612 Media

DIISONANCE photos: Steve Ryan, Paul Hawkins, Miggy Angel

Sept 1 – 30: DIISONANCE exhibition & events

Venue: The Gallery Cafe, St. Margarets House, 21 Old Ford Road London E2 9PL                               
Sept 8: Diisonance book launch at The Gallery Cafe, St. Margarets House, 21 Old Ford Road London E2 9PL w/Sarer Scotthorne, Roy McFarlane, Tony White, Paul Hawkins & special guest Gary Budden, entry by donation

Read a review by Kirsty Watling for Contmeporary Small Press

September 29: Hesterglock Press / Caplet Poetry in Dialogue with performances from Jonathan Mann, Jude Cowan Montague, Matti Spence, Luna Montenegro, Iris Colomb & Paul Hawkins. Part of the #Diisonance exhibition of collaborative prote(s)xt art by Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins at The Gallery Cafe, St. Margarets House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL.

A second, expanded edition of Place Waste Dissent was published in 2020 by Hesterglock Press including Diisonance artworks. Steve & Paul are currently collaborating.