Join us for the launch of Innominate, an arts administration murder mystery by Naomi Pearce, published with MOIST.
About this event
Naomi will be in conversation with Alice Hattrick, author of Ill Feelings (Fitzcarraldo, 2021). Alice is currently working on a new book — Fancy Work — exploring the ever-shifting tensions between family, labour, and gender through the history of embroidery.
Alongside readings from both books, Naomi and Alice will reflect on the character of 'queer evidence' and their shared interest in blending autobiography with historical narrative.
Naomi Pearce is a writer and curator. Recent projects include Good Bad Books? At the Barbican (co-programmed with Anna Bunting-Branch) and Almost Conceptual, Matt’s Gallery, both in London. Her writing has been published by Art Monthly, Happy Hypocrite, Kunstverein Munich, e-flux Criticism and The White Review, among others. From 2018-2022 she was a member of the Rita Keegan Archive Project, a social history and curatorial collective, whose recent activity includes an exhibition at South London Gallery and the publication Mirror Reflecting Darkly with MIT Press. Innominate is her first novel.
Alice Hattrick’s criticism and interviews have appeared in publications such as frieze magazine, Art Review and The White Review. Alice’s work has most recently been included in Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art: HEALTH (ed. Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, 2020) and Mine Searching Yours (Forma, 2020). They are the co-producer of Access Docs for Artists, made in collaboration with artists Leah Clements and Lizzy Rose. In 2016, they were shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize. Ill Feelings, their non-fiction book on chronic illness, intimacy and mother-daughter relationships, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2021.