NOVEL is an editorial and curatorial project, publishing artists writing and texts that oscillate between modes of fiction and poetry. NOVEL acts in-between the potential performance of a script, and the indeterminate transcript of the event. The journal hosts a cacophony of voices that coalesce around writing as a core material for a number of artists exploring language and the speculative force of fiction.
For the Upstairs residency, NOVEL (Alun Rowlands and Matt Williams) will host events, readings, screenings and the dispersion of a new publication. Curated with artworks that become the locus for reading and the fictioning of a scenario, NOVEL asks us to think of writing as something distinct from information, as at least one realm of cultural production that is exempt from the encompassing obligation to communicate.