Book Launch & Performance: Do we have a common language?



Doors 7.00 pm Performance 7.30 pm
  • 16 December 2016
  • King’s College Chapel at
  • King's College London, 2nd Floor, King’s Building, The Strand
  • London WC2R 2LS
  • RSVP: info@evgeniaemets.vision or register at Eventbrite

Enter the Strand Reception, proceed directly along the ground floor until you reach the Great Hall on your left and the Foyer on your right. Turn right into the Foyer and climb either set of stairs to the 2nd Floor. The Chapel will be directly in front of you at the top of the stairs.


You are invited to celebrate the publication of the first book by Evgenia Emets Do we have a common language? An artist book of poetry in English and Russian focusing on forms of language – visual and sonic, is an organic continuation of Evgenia’s art practice. The book is an invitation to the audience to explore how written word as symbol of time, with its density and transparency, reflects its perception in occupying the page and sound space of the poems.

The evening will include a series of performances evoking poems from the book through sound poetry and a short talk by the artist. Evgenia will transform King’s College Chapel through and exhibition of her graphic scores in the form of drawings, which inspire her performances. The audience will be also invited to collaborate in re-creating a poem together filling the space of the Chapel with voices.


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‘Do we have a common language? was produced by an independent publisher Cygnnet (www.cygnnet.com) and designed in collaboration with Anastasija Nikitina. The book is published in a limited edition of 20 signed copies, with a handwritten page inside the book, visual poetry drawings, each copy is signed and numbered by the artist.

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