A live audio drama with Bradley Davies and Friends
Fri 2 September 2022, 7 p.m.

Reading and sound performance to close the exhibition "Bradley Davies: Hold Your Horses" in the course of the DC Open gallery weekend.
The presentation will be followed by drinks by Julius Metzger and music by DJ Snake.

In this performance, Bradley Davies presents a live audio drama of the memoirs of a horse. In a reading with live sound effects and Foley art, sequences of Dick's biography, his fate, his exploits, his suffering and ruminations, are brought to life.

"Memoirs of Dick, the Little Poney. Supposed to Be Written by Himself," was published anonymously in 1800 during the heyday of non-human literary narratives and autozoographical tales. Part quasi-autobiographical literary production, part picaresque novel, the children's book reflects human moral shortcomings in an attempt to imitate animal introspection.

An excerpt from the book can be found in the booklet accompanying the exhibition, which can be viewed here.

Anon.: Memoirs of Dick the Little Poney; Supposed to be written by himself; and published for the Instruction and Amusement of Good Boys and Girls, London 1800, J. Walker, No.44, Paternoster Row; and sold by E. Newbery, Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard