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I Am Not A Poet- 07/08-21/08


VerySmallKitchen and the Totalkunst Gallery present I AM NOT A POET, a
2 week festival exploring connections of language, writing and art practice in
a series of three and one day exhibitions, alongside conversations, lectures,
performances, publications, and screenings.

Artists include: Pete Cant, Magdalen Chua, Patrick Coyle, Alex Eisenberg, Jennie
Guy, Colin Herd, Shandra Lamaute, Michelle Letowska, Marit Muenzberg, nick e-
melville, Tamarin Norwood, Mary Paterson, Gerry Smith, seekers of lice. Curated
by David Berridge (VerySmallKitchen) and Mirja Koponen (Totalkunst Gallery)


August 7th

16.00 A conversation with Shandra Lamaute

performance-lecture by seekers of lice.

August 8th

10- 22.00 – CREAMY LITERATURE, seekers of lice. One day installation.

August 9th

10-18.00- VerySmallKitchen THE SUMMER SCHOOL OF SILENCE. Contributions
from David Berridge, Magdelen Chua, Mirja Koponen, Mary Paterson, and
Michelle Letowska.

August 10th
10-22.00- MEMORY EXCHANGE, Mary Paterson. One day performance
installation. Come and exchange a memory.

10-22.00- Alex Eisenberg and Peter Cant, INSTRUCTIONS/ CONSTRUCTIONS 1
day installation-performance.

August 11-13th

10-22.00- Gerry Smith and Shandra Lamaute, three day joint exhibition.

August 14-16th

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL, Colin Herd. Three day exhibition.

Colin has curated an afternoon reading on the afternoons of 14,15, and 16th from

14-15.00 each day. Details tbc.

August 17-19th

10-22.00- THESE ARE NOT POEMS by Tamarin Norwood, three day exhibition.

August 18th

18.00-19.00 Selected Crônicas by Jennie Guy (screening) and a performance by
Tamarin Norwood.

August 19th

14-15.30 Writing, Exhibition, Curation. A conversation with Magdalen Chua
(Project41) and Tamarin Norwood.

August 20th

10.00-22.00- editorial. nick e-melville, installation and performance.

August 21st

11-16.00 Concluding Lazy Publication Indoor Picnic. Readings, publications,
screening, performances, food and drink.


I AM NOT A POET Video/Film Screenings
in The Forest 7-21 August 2011

Total Kunst Gallery and VSK in association with Inky Fingers present: a two weeks long
international programme of contemporary artists experimental film/poetry. Responding to
the themes of the gallery exhibition ‘I Am Not A Poet’, 39 artists from over 10 countries
explore the connections between text, moving image, performance and art practice. All
screenings are free.


Mon 8 – Sat 13 Aug (IANAP/Inky Screening room)

11am-8pm non-stop screenings in a dedicated screening room, programme changes daily.

Sabina Grasso (IT), Sam Playford (UK), Benjamin Rosenthal (US), Inez DeCoo (UK), Fintan
Ryan (IR ), Coalfather Industries (US), Nicolas Carrier (FR), David Trullo (ES), Kevin Gaffney and
Sally-Anne Kelly (UK), Declan Rooney (IR), Nathaniel Sullivan (US), , Dagmar Schurrer (AU/UK),
Teresa Nanigian (US/IR); LG McAhren and Cortney Dow (US); Inky Fingers Showreel.

Tue 9 of August (Gallery)
4 pm: Kim Walker (UK), with a discussion with the artist
6.30 pm: Merve Ertufan (Swe), Nicolas Carrier (FR), Wes Kline (US), Miguel Guzman (ES), Claire
Benson (US), Monika Rechsteiner (SUI)

Wed 10-Fri 20 Aug ‘Into the Night’ (Gallery)

11pm-11am series of audio and video works screened through the night onto the street.

Andrea Flamini (IT), Mirja Koponen (FI/UK), Matthew Verdon (UK), Eddy Dreadnought (UK),
Stefan Riebel (GER), Patrick Coyle (UK), Bill Miller (US).

Thu 11 Aug (Café/events space)
3 pm: Sabina Grasso (IT), Inez DeCoo (UK), David Trullo (ES), Nicolas Carrier (FR), Benjamin
Rosenthal (US), Nathaniel Sullivan (US), Declan Rooney (IR)

Fri 12 Aug (Gallery)
6.30 pm (tbc): Stephan Riebel (GER), Kim Walker (UK), Emma Cocker (UK), Matthew Verdon
(UK), Alisdair McRae (US), Olga Koroleva (UK), Gerry Smith (UK)

Sat 13 Aug (Café/events space)
3pm: Sam Meech (UK), Markus Soukoup (UK), Jacob Dwyer (UK)

Mon 15 Aug (Gallery)
6.30 pm (tbc): Aunstrup and Hafslund (Nor), Alisdair McRae (US), Merve Ertufan (SWE),
Alexander Cradeaux (UK), Dagmar Schurrer (AU/UK)

Thu Aug 18 (Gallery)
6.30 pm onwards, Jennie Guy (UK)

Afternoon Film Screenings (Café/events space), all 4 pm (tbc):
Tue 16 Aug Matt White, (UK)
Wed 17 Aug, Verena Stenke, (GER, European/UK Premiere)
Fri 19 Aug, Aine Phillips (IRE)

Sun 21 Aug (Gallery)
all day Closing event; Helene Martin, video portfolio

Stephen Goodall: Edible Forms 25/07-07/08



Faded Book Spine: Diluting Orange closing event 23/07/2011 3pm


Malcy Duff- Diluting Orange 27/06/2011-24/07/2011


Diluting Orange
I tried to draw the light in my living room, but it began to draw me.
Malcy Duff (b.1978) is a cartoonist from Edinburgh.  His latest comic is called ‘Writing Postcards in the Visitor Centre.’
For more information go to
Opening party 27/06/2011 7pm

Black Matter Open Day and Publication Launch


As part of The Edinburgh Annuale our exhibiting Artist Rosie Lesso will be hosting a drop in event this saturday as the culmination of her month long exhibition in the space.  Please also check out Rosie’s work in progress blog here.

Black Matter: Rosie Lesso at TotalKunst 1st-26th June 2011


2nd-29th May: Jade Gilbert


Jim Howieson: Dead Rubber: Lucid Intervals 9th-29th April


Grazyna Dobrzelecka:Icarus: 11-28th February


Moving Mountains: an exhibition by Anna Geissler 10-30th January