As part of his artist in residence at Point Centre for Contemporary Art in Cyprus, Gerry Bibby
will read the entirety of his novel, The Drumhead
, over a series of occasions across his stay. Occurring under the title Introducing…
Part I of the reading will occur on Tuesday 10 November at 7pm in the presence of fellow resident Athens-based curator Evangelia Ledaki. Part II will take place on Sunday 15 November at 4pm, and Part III on Friday 27 November at 7pm.
is Bibby’s first fiction work and was commissioned by If I Can’t Dance for Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication, and follows a two-year collaboration with KUB Arena of the Kunsthaus Bregenz, The Showroom London, CCA Glasgow, and the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, and was published with Sternberg Press. On the book, its editor Natasha Soobramanien notes, ‘[it was] written in just six months, in six cities, in the space between three shows’. The book distils these institutional encounters into a multipart narrative that delves into the lives and psyches of people in the service industry, including Gina, a performance artist facing the truths about her audience, and Guy, a police agent infiltrating political subculture. More information about the book can be found here and it can be purchased for EUR 18,– at firstname.lastname@example.org