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  • A Woman Holding a Liver at SITTING COVEN, 24 November 2016

    SITTING ROOM project space created by Rebecca May Johnson and Sam Barton is hosting SITTING COVEN for one night only, Thursday 24 November.

    I will be performing 'A Woman Holding a Liver' and will divine a liver, and there will be readings from Megan Nolan, Rachel Benson, Edwina Attlee, Rebecca May Johnson, Samuel Schlee and more.

    More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/188872224852486/ and http://cargocollective.com/sittingroom

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  • Amanda Couch: Books as Bodies, Bodies as Books performance-talk, Wellcome Library, London, Thursday 17 November, 6-7pm

    Books as Bodies, Bodies as Books is a new performance-talk that I have created for the Wellcome Library on Thursday 17 November, from 6-7pm. It will explore books as bodies and bodies as books - birthing scrolls, reading as rumination, livers as tablets, folds as metaphors of digestion, and palimpsests and skin.

    Books as Bodies… is part of Wellcome Library Insights, a series of events which offer the opportunity to explore a theme or topic, whether a long-held or new interest, whilst showcasing the Wellcome Library’s collection.

    Tickets are free but need to be reserved via this link, https://wellcomecollection.org/events/books-bodies-bodies-books

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  • On Innards with bookRoom at Small Publishers’ Fair on Friday 4 & Saturday 5 November.

    On Innards | Publication by Amanda Couch, Andrew Hladky, Mindy Lee and Richard Nash, published by bookRoom press, will be represented on the bookRoom table at the Small Publishers’ Fair on Friday 4 & Saturday 5 November 2016.

    The Small Publishers’ Fair is at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1R 4RL, and is open from 11am – until 7pm, both days.

    https://oninnards.wordpress.com

    http://smallpublishersfair.co.uk

    http://thebookroom.net

    http://facebook.com/bookroompress

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  • MoMA Library and Archives, New York acquires On Innards | Publication for Collection

    Thanks to KALEID on their US tour, the MoMA Library and Archives in New York has acquired On Innards | Publication for its collection.

    On Innards | Publication is represented by KALEID editions for the year 2016-17, who are taking it on their US tour presenting it amongst a host of other fantastic European artist books to influential and important collections in the USA, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Yale, Lafayette and Swarthmore University.

    KALEID editions represents European-based artists who do books, and works with librarians, book dealers and private collectors to advocate public special collections. www.kaleideditions.com

    See below a link to the MoMA Library:

    http://www.moma.org/learn/resources/library/

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  • On Innards | Publication now represented by KALEID editions

    KALEID editions is now representing On Innards | Publication (the collaborative artist book made by myself, Andrew Hladky, Mindy Lee and Richard Nash, and published by bookRoom press).

    KALEID editions represents European-based artists who do books and fosters publishing as artistic practice.

    KALEID selected On Innards in May for 'Kaleid 2016: Artists Who Do Books', Kunsthøgskolen, i Oslo, and have since shown it at the Offprint London Art Publishing Fair at Tate Modern, London. They have just begun their US tour representing the collection to influential and important collections in the USA, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Yale, Lafayette and Swarthmore University.

    See below to the link to the book on the Kaleid website:

    http://www.kaleideditions.com/product/on-innards-publications/

    Click on the link below to read more about the Kaleid editions US tour, its purpose and the ideas and rationale behind it:

    http://www.kaleideditions.com/usa-tour/

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  • Peckham Platform OPEN16 Gallery Choice Winner

    My 2013 - ongoing print with blind emboss and tarnishing silver leaf, Indentation is currently a part of Peckham Platform's OPEN16, a democratic group exhibtion celebrating all things creative in Peckham. The space invited people that have a connection to the area to contribute artworks to exhibit together at the gallery, and Indentation was selected as the Gallery Choice Winner.

    The exhibition is on from 9 September until 30 October, with an evening of live performance on 30 September. For more information and opening times visit, http://www.peckhamplatform.com

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  • A Woman Holding a Liver: Winner of Best Presentation by a non-Student First-time Presenter at 2016 Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery

    My performance presentation at this year's Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, 'A Woman Holding a Liver' won the prize of Best Presentation by a non-Student First-time Presenter.

    'A Woman Holding a Liver’ consisted of a contextual paper followed by a live examination of a freshly acquired lamb’s liver. Collectively, audience/participants chose the question, ‘Will the UK would invoke article 50?’ Undergoing a divination ritual based on ancient Mesopotamian and Greek extispicy methods, the liver responded with ‘no’.

    The theme of this year’s symposium was Offal: Rejected and Reclaimed foods.

    More information and images can be found at this page on my website, http://www.amandacouch.co.uk/#/a-woman-holding-a-liver/4592692899

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  • Oxford Food Symposium 8 - 10 July 2016

    As part of the at the Oxford Food Symposium's Friday night dinner this year, I will be presenting a performance-lecture, ‘A Woman Holding a Liver’, in which I will explore the practice and history of haruspicy, or liver divination, as well as undertaking a reading of a sheep’s liver. The theme of this year's symposium is Offal: Rejected and Reclaimed Foods.

    More information about the symposium can be found here:

    http://www.oxfordsymposium.org.uk

    http://www.oxfordsymposium.org.uk/this-year/speakers-media-and-events/

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