Jan 09 - 12 2019

Eleanor Vonne Brown & Roland Brauchli


72 Salaminos str.
104 35 Athens

Days & Hours

Wed 9 & Thu 10: 18:00-21:00
Sat 12: 20:00-22:00

curation: Fil Ieropoulos

Why books? Why do we keep going back to the question of materiality when it comes to text? How can we critically approach the process of reading and engaging with a book? Is there a value to the printed object in the post-internet era? What are the intricacies in the relationships between writer, designer and publisher? How does one arrange books, publishing houses, libraries, reading spaces, bookstores? These are some of the questions that will be dealt with in the residency and series of events titled Block.

Eleanor Vonne Brown and Roland Brauchli will be artists in residence at Atopos for TextMe_Lab between the 7th and 14th of January 2019. They will use their residency time to develop a number of new personal projects interacting with each other and inviting the audience to discuss the process of making and working with books.

On Wednesday the 9th and Thursday the 10th from 6pm to 9pm, they will hold an open studio in which they will discuss book creation, publishing and presenting methodologies with practitioners, students, artists, lovers of books. These sessions are on a first-come first-served basis. Spaces are limited so if you would like to participate, please email fil.ieropoulos@atopos.gr. On Saturday the 12th January, Roland and Eleanor will present artist books, sequences of drawings, publications and prints, in a temporary exhibition at Atopos. In the evening they will lead a round table with the audience, discussing their work and opening up questions for discussion. (Time?)

Eleanor Vonne Brown (1977) is a British artist and researcher based in London. She produces artist publishing projects and spaces working mainly in the field of independent publishing. Projects include bookshop and project space X Marks the Bökship, X Publishing School, Publication as Practice, Post Internet Cafe @PrintRoom, The Cast of the Crystal Set, and Super Woofer Sound Fair. She is a lecturer at Greenwich University and Camberwell College of Art.

Roland Brauchli (1976) is a Swiss artist and graphic designer based in London. He has worked for the design studio Graphic Thought Facility and in 2013 set up his own studio to combine his design and art practice. Projects include publications with Donlon Books, Francis Upritchard, Cally Spooner, Serpentine Gallery and Onomatopee. He is currently working on Charlotte Prodger’s presentation for Scotland at the Venice Biennale. Rolands prints are currently in the show ‘Ein Dialog in Strichen und Flecken prints by Hans Hartung and Roland Brauchli’, in St.Gallen, Switzerland.

Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 January: 18:00-21:00 / Open Studio
Saturday 12 January 20:00-22:00 / Exhibition & Talk

#TextMe_Lab: ”Block”, is the ninth event of #TextMe_Lab. The Lab aspires to transform ATOPOS space into a research centre with a series of lectures, discussions, workshops, performances and small exhibitions. All events focus on hybrid languages arising at the intersection of text and other artistic media. Programming themes include: 20th century visual poetry, spoken word performance, the relation between poetry and sound art, and contemporary linguistic phenomena, such as internet pop-culture and new media, and the relation between words and screens.


Supporting Creativity

Hospitality Sponsors

As part of
Athens 2018 World Book Capital

With the support of
Athens Culture Net
Founding donor Stavros Niarchos Foundation