Athena Papadopoulos

The Sir John Ritblat Gallery, British Library
96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB, UK
Live Performance
Art Night Open

A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart: A Reading

Athena Papadopoulos’ book, A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart, read from start to finish by the artist herself, in the context of the remarkable ‘Treasures of the British Library’ display. Inverting the way in which we often consume novels, serialised in excerpts and chapters; this performance will deliver the experimental narrative of the artist’s first book in one fell swoop.

A novel that is variously a diary, a detective narrative, a love story, and a collage, the book is an artwork comprising of two parts. The first composed in eyeliner, and the second a frantic retelling of the previous. The live event will further this ‘Russian-doll/telephone game’ effect, shifting meaning, both in the narrative, and in how the book is experienced by an audience.

Presented by Zabludowicz Collection

Pre-registration required / walk-ins will be admitted depending on capacity. Places are limited so please register here in advance. | Instagram: @zabludowicz_collection | Twitter: @Zabludowicz_Col

Image credit: Athena Papadopoulos, The Diabetic Menagerie, 2018 detail, Courtesy of the artist and Emalin