Launch of Attune…ment (on generation)*

8 Mar, 2014

*Issue 05 of ...ment journal

To celebrate the release of …ment journal issue n. 05 Attune…ment (on generation), SPACE will host At this juncture…, an evening of performative readings with writers Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Rebecca Bligh, Lucy Mercer and artist/writer Camilla Wills. Introduced by Federica Bueti.


Sat 8 Mar, from 7.30 at SPACE
129-131 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RH

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- I like beautiful words that sound pretty, words you don’t use in talking.
- ….?
- I never ask what they mean, because would rather think about them and look at them until they make me a little scared. And I like books without pictures too.
- …?
- What did I say now?
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- No, no, not at all. Don’t bother me with your grownup opinions! Who’s asking you that? And now try to write a beautiful story. A story where people cry and adore each other. And put words I like in it, too, yes, like “premonitory”, “surreptitious”, “foment”…and then when you start a new paragraph you will say, “at this juncture…”
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- I don’t know exactly what it means, but I think it makes it very elegant.

(excerpt from Literature, Dialogues for one voice, in The Collected stories of Colette)


About …ment issue 05 Attune…ment (on generation)

Featuring fiction, interviews, essays, memoirs and artists' interventions Attune...ment (on generation) interrogates the meaning of generation. Can we still think and talk of generations at all? And if it is still interesting to bring this term to the table, how do different generations relate and talk to each other? How are we to attune ourselves to other voices, viewpoints, different horizons of experience? The contributions of this issue reflect a general desire to create a common space – through writing, thinking and making art – in which to meet other generations (of thinkers, artists, friends, relatives), share knowledge, recover past experiences, and continue interrupted conversations. This issue includes an insert realised in collaboration with Feminist magazine Pétunia and the art journal Alphabet Prime.

Contributions from: Carol Becker, Rebecca Bligh, Federica Bueti, Sam Chermayeff, Sonya Dyer (Pétunia) Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden (Alphabet Prime and Pétunia), Kenneth Goldsmith, Pedro Neves Marques, Lucy Mercer, Nuria Montiel, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Benoit Loiseau and Zoe Pilger, Jenelle Troxell (Pétunia), Alex Tsocanos, Jan Verwoert.

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About the contributors:

Rebecca Bligh
 is a writer from London with a recent Goldsmiths PhD. She is co-editor of Living in the Future, a new zine of futurology and science fiction. Last year she also curated An Address to The Body, a programme of dance-based workshops, talks and research for Bold Tendencies 2013.

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso is a writer, art critic and curator, born in Madrid and based in London. She has long held an interest in the conditions of production of female artists, problematizing question of self-representation and biography. Her writing has appeared in Frieze, Art-Agenda, The White Review, Revista Concreta, this is tomorrow, and A*DESK among other publications, as well as in several artist monographs.

Lucy Mercer is a poet and editor who lives in London. She previously worked as a research analyst for an investment fund specialising in tropical forest conservation and runs Universe Magazine. She has edited projects for ...ment, Zero Books and SPACE gallery, as well as being editorial assistant for Ambit. She was recently awarded Royal Holloway Writing Fellow 2013.

Camilla Wills (b.1985) lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include Perra Perdida (with Allison Katz), Lulu, Mexico City; Bard Girls Can Fly, White Flag Projects, Missouri; Cabaret Brutalité, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Sunbathers, 1857, Oslo and Notes on Neo-Camp, Studio Voltaire, London. In 2011 she completed the Masters programme at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and she currently works at Book Works, London.