Untitled (Homage to Picasso) 2021, collage
Trees Die Stand: Plants and Humans
Curated by Freda Uziyel
25 November 2021-7 January 2022
Book launch at PEER, London
Join us for the launch of Crocodile Cradle a collaborative publication by artist Simon Moretti, who at the start of the first lockdown, invited 51 artists including Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Tacita Dean, Liam Gillick, Lubaina Himid, Christian Marclay and Cerith Wyn Evans to provide him with texts – whether found, appropriated or specially created to be compiled into this publication. The book is co-published with Mousse Publishing and designed by A Practice for Every Day Life.
For this event the actress Hermione Gulliford will read the 51 contributions as a continuous script, the performance will last around 40 minutes. There will also be an oppourtunity to buy the book at a special discounted price on the evening.
20 February – 20 March 2021
PEER is delighted to present Crocodile Cradle, a new exhibition on three platforms: a filmed performance online, accessible via a QR code; a text collage on the gallery's glass façade; and a book, to be published this summer. For this collaborative project, artist Simon Moretti invited 51 artists including Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Tacita Dean, Liam Gillick, Lubaina Himid, Christian Marclay and Cerith Wyn Evans to supply a text that they have written or found.
The artists' texts have been brought to life with a reading by actor Alastair Mackenzie; a 38-minute-film of his one-take performance will be viewable on smartphones via a QR code, accessible from the gallery windows and online. A live performance and publication will follow later in the year.