Events

The Visible Press collaborates with many international institutions on events relating to our books. Any forthcoming events will be listed below. You can also consult the archive of previous events.

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Screening: Lis Rhodes – Telling Invents Told @ CCA Glasgow
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Screening: Lis Rhodes – Telling Invents Told

Lis Rhodes, Notes From Light Music, 1975-77, 12 min
Lis Rhodes, Pictures on Pink Paper, 1982, 35 min
Lis Rhodes, Hang on A Minute / No. 8 Bus, 1983, 1 min
Lis Rhodes, Orifso, 1999, 12 min
Lis Rhodes, Riff, 2004, 18 min

A screening selected and introduced by artist, curator and writer Lucy Reynolds. This is the first of a two-part Glasgow book launch for Telling Invents Told,  a collection of writings by artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes, published by The Visible Press earlier this year. The book’s editor María Palacios Cruz will host a reading and discussion at Glasgow Womens’ Library the following afternoon.

Lis Rhodes is an artist who takes words seriously, whether spoken, on the page or on the screen. Telling Invents Told draws together texts and images from across a career committed to unpicking the power relations of language. The book provides a rich inventory of texts written for a range of purposes: to accompany film images, to question established histories and advocate for the women left out of them, and, in extracts from her recent visual essay Journal of Disbelief, to call out injustices in all of their many forms. This indispensable volume offers a valuable opportunity to appreciate the inventiveness of Rhodes’ writing and its vital role in understanding her art.” (Dr. Lucy Reynolds, University of Westminster, London)

Copies of Telling Invents Told will be available for purchase at a reduced price.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Book Launch: Lis Rhodes – Telling Invents Told @ Good Press
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*** Please note change of venue and new timings ***

Telling Invents Told is the first collection of writings by artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes. Since the 1970s, Rhodes has been making radical and experimental work that challenges hegemonic narratives and the power structures of language. Her writing addresses urgent political issues – from the refugee crisis to workers’ rights, police brutality, discrimination and homelessness – as well as film history and theory, from a feminist perspective.

The book’s editor Maria Palacios Cruz will be joined by Lucy Reynolds, Corin Sworn and Sarah Forrest for an afternoon of live readings and discussion around key texts from the publication.

Copies of Telling Invents Told will be available for purchase at the event.

The event has been organised by LUX Scotland, with thanks to Glasgow Women’s Library.

Dec
12
Thu
2019
Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told @ Tyneside Cinema
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told

Lis Rhodes, Light Reading, 1978, 20 min
Lis Rhodes & Jo Davis, Hang on a Minute, 1983-85, 13 × 1 min (excerpts)
Lis Rhodes, Ambiguous Journeys, 2019, 28 min

An evening of readings and screenings of films and texts by artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes, occasioned by the publication of the first collection of her writings, Telling Invents Told, by The Visible Press.

Rhodes, an important figure at the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative and a founding member of feminist film and video network Circles, has been making radical and experimental work that challenges dominant power structures since the 1970s. Her writing addresses urgent political issues – from the refugee crisis to workers’ rights, police brutality, discrimination and homelessness – as well as film history and theory, from a feminist perspective.

With an introduction by the book’s editor, María Palacios Cruz, and readings by artist Kathryn Elkin and Irene Aristizábal, curator of the recent survey of Lis Rhodes’ work, Dissident Lines, at Nottingham Contemporary.

“Whose history? It is hard to think of a question more central to our moment, or an artist who has posed it more insistently and urgently than Lis Rhodes. Her films comprise one of the most radical rethinkings of experimental film and politics of the last fifty years; they are like flashbulbs, exposing the physiognomies of power in the cracks of everyday experience.” (Mike Sperlinger)

Copies of Telling Invents Told will be available for purchase at the event.

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