Cally Spooner presented a reading from her novel in progress, interspersed with some unwritten thoughts for 2017 on states of rehearsal, Galileo’s telescope, out-of-work speech writers, sweat, shame, structured reality, fake news, false tears and outsourcing.
Cally Spooner (b.1983, Ascot, UK) is a writer and artist based in Athens and London. Her practice includes film, audio, drawing and live events, fiction, plays and essays. Selected solo exhibitions include: New Museum, New York (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Vleeshal, Middleburg (2015) and solo projects at Tate Modern, London (2014); Performa 13, The National Academy, New York (2013) and Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2012). Selected group exhibitions include: Biennial of Moving Images, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2016); Aspen Art Museum (2015); REDCAT gallery, Los Angeles, (2015) Kestnergesellschaft Museum, Hannover (2014), Kunstverein Munich (2014); Frieze Projects, London and New York (2014 and 2013).
Her essays/writing have appeared in Flash Art and Artforum; her book of scripts is published by SlimVolume (2016) and she is the author of the novel, Collapsing In Parts published by Mousse (2013). In 2012 Spooner participated in the Serpentine Gallery’s Memory Marathon.