It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it

    • It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it

    Saturday, February 11, 2017



    Gallery 101 is pleased to present:

    It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it

    Book Launch, Reading, & Movement workshop - k.g. Guttman (Researcher, Artist, Educator, Choreographer)

    k.g. Guttman will read from her publication and then lead us in an exploration in proximity and touch with a movement workshop. This launch is presented in conjunction with Universal Loss an exhibition about loss, intimacy, time, and embodied gender/race criticality—issues that also permeate Guttman’s book.

    It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it is an artist publication that documents conversations between k.g. Guttman and art historian, professor and writer, Nancy Ring. Over seven lunches Guttman and Ring discussed the same questions every day, six months before Ring’s death in 2010 (an urgent time that seeped into the project). The questions treated the topics of art and politics, teaching, friendship, love, memory, and Ring’s own practice of creative writing.The aim was to undo the typical succinct form of the interview, in order to probe the complexity of Ring’s ideas and the way in which questions and answers transform through repetition. Over the seven days the interview became a conversation, and the result was not a portrait of Ring, but of a friendship, of a shared territory.

    Book design by Laura Pappa. Concept and Editing: k.g. Guttman

    Design Laura Pappa, Amsterdam

    Printed by Rebellius

    B & W, 120 pages, seven unbound booklets, 210 x 297mm

    Copies of the publication will be for sale at G101 for $20.00.

    Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the Government of Ontario) and the Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka Festival, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.