Friday, 18 March 2016

Praise for You With Your Memory Are Dead


Gary Shipley's conception of reality is more like our actual present reality than our literary culture's usual inbred narrative realism can afford; that is: grotesque, cornered, starving, horrific, on the verge of being ripped to shreds. Yet in the same breath, by way of his attentions: finally transcendent of that same ongoing mundane, excised of playground made-for-TV horseshit, thought-bendingly alive in a way most ways of storytelling couldn't begin to wish to ape. Literature almost doesn't deserve this maniac, and thank hell he's here.


 – Blake Butler

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Enclave 1: Res | Exta

Includes Dark Creatures, Michelle Hannah, Lewis den Hertog, Emilia Kurylowicz, Stuart Middleton, Eva Papamargariti, Tai Shani, Gary J Shipley

Preview + performances Thursday October 1 6pm til late
Exhibition runs September 26 – October 4 2015 open Thu-Sun 12-6pm
Late opening Friday September 25 6-9pm

Picking through the rotted entrails of a corpsed body-politic, intoxicated by the acrid fumes of old flesh, Exta performs the dredge-core evocation of a corpus mysticum; an ecstatic futurology divining an alien socius of (anti-)social bodies. It presents an untimely vision of a dank sludgescape populace that is disoriented, corrupted and feverishly fucked; new flesh, new territories, and new headaches… An anabolic fibroproliferative mess.

Exta mobilises occult intensities, Sci-Fi dynamics and slime-vectors of decay to divine a future body-politic and its delirious inhabitants.