Paperwork Magazine


Announcing our latest issue:
iilwimi lipsing

issue 3

I like how it sounds a bit like wimmin. Wimmin-ing. It’s queer and i and i, like we. It’s lots. Very plural-y. And very very and so. Sounds like lips and ellipses and singing and kissing and something about size, like a thing that is small and growing. It’s funny how ppl get upset from internet comments about bad lipsing. Lipsing is verby it’s doing. It’s now. It’s painting the chin and cheeks so the lips stand out. It’s a tongue in another mouth. To go inside your body. The i’s are quite wavy i and i and i and i and i and i. It’s slow then it’s fast. I’m thinking about the shapes the sound makes my mouth. what words do with me. ii is air muscled out. When did I suck that air iin even? iilwimi lipsing is nice to say softly against the hand. Rushy.

iilwimi lipsing is about a politics of not-translating and listening with a feminist ear which can also be an eye, skin or fist.

See our events here:

Serf, Leeds, 20 Oct
PEER, London, 24 Oct
Primary, Nottingham, 2 Nov

Sign up to our reading groups here:

Leeds, 21 Oct
London, 10 Nov
Nottingham, 3 Nov

We're in this article!

Sophie Seita writes about "books that hold performance" as part of the editor's choice for BOMB Magazine. In relation to performance documentation she mentions PaperWork's effort to give equal weight to print and event.

You can read the article here

We're in a book!

PaperWork and our amazing designers Stinsensqueeze and Ross Bennett are featured in Stuart Tolley's MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design, published by Thames & Hudson. The book is "the first concise look at the rebirth of minimalism in graphic design. The 288 page book features 160 designers working in the fields of branding, packaging, record sleeves, editorial and campaign design."

Check it out here

OOMK'S Future Library Publishing Fair

Come join us at Open School East for OOMK's Future Library Publishing Fair, 19th December 2-7pm

PaperWork Issue #2: Act Natural has arrived!

We invite you to join us for the event publication of PaperWork Magazine Issue II: Act Natural; an evening of readerly performances, audio and video works from some of our contributors.

Event publishing (publishing as live event) involves itself in contingency, in awkwardness and possible failure. Writing is made to perform - as speech, sound and other vocalisations! Through live action and the distributive act of making public, the printed object is interrupted; it goes off on a tangent.


30 October @ Jupiter Woods, London

30 September @ Spike Island, Bristol

PaperWork Issue #1 Launch Tour Part 4: Glasgow

Thursday July 17 2013

The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU

After-Party @ Old Hairdressers 

27 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH

Join us at The Lighthouse for a few words on PaperWork Magazine, and performances from our contributors. This event is invite only, so please email to confirm a place.

Then on to the Old Hairdressers for the after-party, from 8.30pm–late.

With works and performances from:

Judith Browning &
Daphne de Sonneville
Sophie Jung
Isabella Martin
Jessa Mary Mockridge
Claire Potter
Dominic Samsworth
Arron Sands
Luke Shaw
Frank Wasser

PaperWork Issue #1 Launch Tour Part 3: Open Mic at I Never Read, Basel

Saturday June 15 2013

We are on our 3rd leg of the PaperWork Magazine Launch Tour

After two amazing events at Bristol Diving School and Inland Studios Camberwell we are now in Basel at I Never Read Art Book Fair. 

Only: Our performers and artists are missing. 

In the spirit of the first issue’s motto Lost and Found we call upon you to take our magazine, our script, and expand it, re-form it, go wild or stay cool. 

We’ve got the stage at Volkshaus Basel on Saturday June 15 from 5 to 7 pm: 

With performances from:

Milenko Lazic
Phil Crown
Eric Stephanian
Catherine Smiles
Victor Hausladen
Kostas Katarachias
Sophie Jung
TF6C Publishing / Cake Publishing / T-Books

PaperWork Issue #1 Launch Tour Part 2: London

Friday June 7 2013
Inland Studios
6pm- late

PaperWork Magazine Issue #1 - Lost and Found Launches May 2013

PaperWork Magazine is a stone hitting the surface — an anticipation of echos. Pages are the first event. Installations, exhibitions, and words spoken out loud will be their documentation. This is not a place to put things, but an expression of Thing-Y-Ness. This is free pleasure in mixed metaphor and delight in the emancipation of grammars and ink. Collaboration results in assorted chinks and cracks that let voices soak through, a feathering blot of: artist-writer-reader-looker-passerbyneigh- bourhood-dweller-the-immoderately-curious. Eyes, ears, tongues to the front. 

(Words by Kyra Kordoski ) 


Issue 3: iilwimi lipsing


Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Alison Ballance, Uma Breakdown, DJ Lynnée Denise, Darkie Fiction, Carl Gent, Harry Josephine Giles, Halima Haruna, Monika Kalinauskaite, Johanna Maj Schmidt, Taylor Le Melle, Anna Sadlon, Himali Singh Soin, Daniella Valz Gen and Frank Wasser.

+ Madeleine Stack, Katharina Ludwig and Chloe Chignell.

Issue 1: Lost and Found


Jude Browning, Ross Bennett, Patrick Coyle, Julian Charrière, Tom Duggan, Heather Fahy, S Mark Gubb, Sophie Jung, Kyra Kordoski, Barnaby Lambert, Isabella Martin, Tine Melzer, Sisters From Another Mister, Jessa Mary Mockridge, Claire Potter, Annika Reed, Dominic Samsworth, Arron Sands, Will Sheridan, Catherine Smiles, Daphne de Sonneville, Emily Speed, Su Tomesen, Stijn Verhoeff, Frank Wasser and Heather Welsh.





7 July DSFL Zine Fair, DIY Space for London
14 June, Strange Perfume: A Queer Culture Book Fair, South London Galley, London


10 November, reading group at PEER, London
3 November, reading group, Bromley House Library, Nottingham
2 November, event, Primary Nottingham
24 October, event, PEER, London
21 October, reading group, Serf, Leeds
20 October, event, Serf, Leeds


19 December, Open School East, London: Future Library Publishing Fair, hosted by OOMK


30 October, Jupiter Woods, London

30 September, Spike Island, Bristol


18 July, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

13–16 June, I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel, Volkshaus Basel

7 June, Inland Studios, London

14 May, Bristol Diving School, Bristol


PaperWork is a sometimes-annual art writing magazine and event series. We invite writing for performance and writing for page; or writing for a group together at a gallery or writing for a person browsing the magazine in a bookshop or reading in bed. We give each element (print and event) its own space, so the magazine is not a document and the events are not launches. We offer editorial support by and for artists who write as part of their practice and we host reading groups alongside each issue.

PaperWork is organised and edited by Jessa Mockridge, Catherine Smiles and Daphne de Sonneville.

PaperWork is designed by Stinsensqueeze with Sarah Charalambides, and printed by Hato Press.

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