Tomorrow we install the POST artists exhibition in St Alphege church Whitstable for the Whitstable Biennale Satellite program (details are all here). It’s been a busy couple of weeks of trying out ways to hang the diagram poems so that they work as a collection with an over-arching narrative element.
The plan was to hang them amongst some photos of the choir through the years that are already in the church but when this wasn’t going to be possible I tried hanging the diagram poems as unframed paper objects in a cluster. They’re too flighty, so I’ve framed them in charity shop frames to match the aesthetic of the old framed photos – an aesthetic I’ve found to be common to old churches in many towns and villages.
While there are fourteen diagram poems, I’ve selected seven, for their clear relevance to the life of St Alphege to be printed as a booklet. Once the limited edition of 49 are all dispersed I’ll make the PDF available for printing your own. 49 is not a number of significance – I ordered 50 and one was misprinted.
If you happen to be in Whitstable over the weekend, the exhibiting artists will be holding a public crit at 1pm on Sunday.