About the Book
diisonance contains artworks by Steve Ryan & paul hawkins, as well as new, collaborative & experimental poetry by Sarer Scotthorne, Miggy Angel, Andrew Jeffrey, Janine Ellul, Roy McFarlane, Linda Kemp, Rowan Evans, Leire Barrera, Dan Eltringham, Seni Seneviratne, Emteaz Hussain, paul hawkins, George Askwith, and Arts on the Run members Passy Kulmisli, Vertaa Lune, Maachouq Hamza & Mark Wood.
The work was made during, or to perform at diisonance, an exhibition of artworks by Steve Ryan & paul hawkins in June 2017 at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. diisonance is a collaboration, part of a jigsaw, the genesis of which is shared experiences; Steve & paul met in the early 90’s squatting in Claremont Road, east London at the height of anti-road protests, poll-tax riots & dissent. They’ve tried to piece together the past from the future, making sense of the ghosts that stay with them & the shared feelings of confusion & love for their entwined topics; politicised, faltering, broken & rebuilt many times over. diisonance began as a response to Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015) by paul hawkins.