7th December - 24th January at Summerhall , EdinburghLaunch (open to public) 7pm, Friday 6th December, 2013Venue: Summerhall, Edinburgh, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
As a poet, Trehy has published in various international literary journals and has published 4 books of poetry-texts – most recently “Space The Soldier Who Died For Perspective” (London 2009). He rarely performs but insists on each reading being structured around new analysis for previous works. His texts are also frequently responses to particular gallery or urban spaces. These poems have been installed in such spaces in cities from Edinburgh to Reykjavik, Bonn to Melbourne."
"Make it new! Tony Trehy is driven in every aspect of his practice to innovation and new ways of thinking and working. Whether it is in curation of contemporary art – across multiple artforms, dance, public art, exhibitions, poetry, music – his internationally recognised poetics, development of museum services and concepts, community based creative engagement, or advisory services and consultancy in the cultural sector.
Trehy’s track record includes more than a decade of public art commissioning and the origination of the Irwell Sculpture Trail in north Manchester. Uniquely positioned as a poet and curator, he was able to establish the Text Festival which brings together contemporary linguistically innovative poetry with conceptual art practices in a remarkable, internationally recognised, space of dialogue, sharing and experimentation in the field of creative language art. His lead role in this new cross-artform resulted in a shortlist for his proposal of the Language Moment for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The Language Moment promises to be an historic new definition of contemporary art practice; now separated from the Olympics, the Moment continues to draw partners and artists from all over the world in a commitment to the new.