The Process of The Field in New Cross
With Noise by Erica Dawn Lyle
Join the editors and publishers for a non-party around collective exhaustion and hear the noisy
strings of Erica Dawn Lyle as we first reveal this book… with a small reading and movement.
About the Book:
The Process of The Field in New Cross demonstrates the story the Field collective from its
founding around 2014 to the time of the editing of its collective documents began. The book
documents some of the tensions, exchanges, achievements and processes this group had
through its founding as both the Field and the New Cross Commoners, and its “not-art”
community activist space.
The book is co-edited by three of its members who pull from emails, group-process documents,
and an image archive– and shows among other things the tensions between the body and spirit
of running an idealistic project in the heart of a brutal neoliberal city.
“The Field was purposefully researching ways to utilise critical theory and creative work for
political ends. That is, the Field wanted nothing to do with the speculative cultural economy and
the art world.”
Erica is a New Yorker, a musician, writer and curator visiting London for the sake of punk rock,
who tonight will play to our political and collective ennui some noise guitar.
Erica is a musician who has joined Bikini Kill for their current tour, who has long been involved
in grassroots activism and self publishing, including the legendary Scam zine.