Book Launch: Dear Kairos by Simon Bray

Join us from 6pm on Thursday the 6th July at Village Manchester for the launch of Simon Bray's Arles Les Prix du livre des shortlisted book Dear Kairos. Simon will be on hand to talk about his work and sign copies of his latest monograph published by Skinnerboox.

Dear Kairos’ is a letter to the Ancient Greek considerations of time. The viewer is invited to consider the Kronos, the linear, mechanistic and determined passing of clock and calendar time, and the Kairos, serendipitous, opportunistic and boundless time. Through the use of repeated scenes and careful sequencing, ‘Dear Kairos’ asks the viewer to consider moments loaded with significance that can be pushed through and embraced in order to distinguish, as Frank Kermode writes, “between mere chronicity and times which are concordant and full”, avoiding that which is fixed and easy to categorize, instead looking to embrace a boundless lack of beginning or ending.

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