To celebrate the opening of Incendium Radical Library and Press at The Substation, Curator at Large Phuong Ngo joins co-founders Anne-lise Ah-fat and Tilly Glascodine in conversation, to discuss radical approaches to publishing and the importance of small and independent press and libraries. After the discussion, visitors will be able to browse the Incendium Radical Library and Press bookshop and see the current exhibition, Amos Gebhardt, Spooky Action (at a distance).
Incendium Radical Library and Press is a collectively run, independent community library, reading room, and publishing press based in Melbourne’s west, which has recently taken up residence at contemporary experimental arts venue The Substation. Anne-lise Ah-fat is a community organiser who is passionate about transformative justice, prison abolition, reading groups, critical literature, and radical publishing. Anne-lise is the co-founder of Undercurrent Community Education Project, Incendium Radical Library and Press, IRL Infoshop and letter writing to people in prison group.
Tilly co-founded Incendium Radical Library and runs the IRL poetry nights and press. Tilly currently works with Undercurrent Victoria running workshops on consent, and respectful relationships. She has a particular interest in small publishing, utopian speculative fiction, and transformative justice.
Phuong Ngo is a Vietnamese-Australian artist and curator living and working in Naarm (Melbourne). He is one of The Substation’s Curators at Large and co-director of Hyphenated Projects, based in Sunshine West with Nikki Lam. His practice is concerned with the interpretation of history, memory and place, and how it impacts individual and collective identity of the Vietnamese diaspora.
PLEASE NOTE, OUR IN CONVERSATION EVENT WILL BEGIN IN THE MAIN SPACE AT 2.30PM.