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Separating-out things in this way is absurd, I certainly always opposed it! My words find their form, time, place and that has included words on art gallery walls, curation of works around my texts and curating artist-videos seeded by my texts, this latter including a video or mine (one of a collaborative pair), as well as a more involving collaboration on a film-based installation for which, oddly as you will see, I produced a 35-page script. The exact role that words play is usually either not obvious or not as it may appear, especially when I have used my own as words on a wall -in 1997, in 2013- but I know that  particular rigours are required in a visual art context. Rigour and precisions equal to those I demand of words but distinct from them too. Incidentally, the first film I ever made was based on Antonin Artaud’s Artaud Le Momo, which used his words visually and aurally. Early in 2017 I begin a new project (Porting) based in writing but which will also generate film and other wordless visual elements.

A selection of artworks will grow here:

.  LABORING ONE TO SEVEN (ISLAND OF TERROR) – GUY MANNES-ABBOTT

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Contributions by visual artists thru philosphers (see links) took this & other forms each day.

Supercommunity for La Biennale 2015

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me, we, the, be/coming migrant – Guy Mannes-Abbott (2013).

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Derived from presentations given at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter, UK, and the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway, during Fall 2013. (Thanks K.)
  
“In his famous text ‘Beyond Human Rights’ (1993), Giorgio Agamben described the 20th century refugee as the paradigmatic “figure for the people of our time”. I would suggest that the migrant worker is the 21st century equivalent of this configuration of the refugee. “Only in a world in which … the citizen has been able to recognize the refugee that he or she is … is the political survival of humankind today thinkable.”

Week 6 – This contribution to Gulf Labor’s 52 Weeks by Guy Mannes-Abbott

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. in witness time begins – Moderation(s) – Witte de With, Rotterdam 2013

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. The Country of the Blind and Other Stories – CAMP with Guy Mannes-Abbott, Folkestone Triennial, 2011

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. walking one to ten – salon 3, London, 2001

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. essential things – robert prime, London, 1999

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. WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE Curated by Stefan Kalmar at Cubitt, London, with Doug Aitken, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Wentworth et al November 1997 -January 1998.

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Installation mages of my wall text -called e.thing- which I installed across a ten metre wall with letters 2cm in height for added difficulty- to follow…