Lady Lucy, Jacqueline Utley and Flora Whiteley will be in conversation with artist Susie Green in the gallery on Saturday 5 October 2-5pm. The artists will be looking back over the development of the ‘Suppose An Eyes’ project from its beginnings in a group reading of American poet and novelist Gertrude Stein’s modernist, abstract prose poem, Tender Buttons (1914). The afternoon is arranged to open up discussion and conversation and will include artists’ video.

Nicky Hodge, Lifting belly is all there, 2013, video, 10min
A series of multiple ‘Gertrude Steins’ and ‘Alice Toklases’ (Alice B Toklas, American-born poet and Stein’s partner throughout their years in Paris until Stein’s death in 1946) participate in voicing the continuous flow of Stein’s sensual text Lifting Belly (1915-17).

Dave Ball, The Collected Gertrude Stein Tender Poems Jokes Volumes One to Three, 2013, a three-part video work: Volume One, 3min; Volume Two, 5min; and Volume Three, 5min
Various pairs of household objects tell each other jokes taken from the text of Stein's Tender Buttons.

Gill Addison, I, Object, 2013, video, 5min
From the ‘Tend Her Buttons’ suite, I, Object tells the tale of pasties (burlesque nipple patches), America, Paris, femininity, and a few presumptions about what Stein may have meant by ‘tender buttons’.