Volume 7, the latest volume of Emergency Index, “an annual document of performance practice”, has recently been published. Covering 260 works made across 51 countries through 2017, the book gives an overview of activity in live and performance art. My projects, Subject to Gesture, with Benjamin D. Duvall in Liverpool; and Tears in Rain, which was part of Plymouth Art Weekender 2017, are both documented in this publication.
The Ugly Duckling Presse website includes further information on this volume. HERE
I have written a review of Peter Jaeger’s recent publication, Midamble (ifpthenq books, 2018) for the Stride magazine website edited by Rupert Loydell. HERE
Midamble is a walking book, not a book of guided walks, and not a book that discusses techniques or training for walking, but a walking book nonetheless. In two bands of text running continuously through the book we feel walking or we are offered records of sensations and experiences of walking, alongside rhythms and repetitions that echo walking.
The book is available HERE
Some new poems from a sequence in progress – ‘revised dictionary supplement’ – are up now at Rupert Loydell’s Stride Magazine site. The sequence was significantly edited during my residency at Arteles in Finland in November 2018. The texts began as a response to Bruno Munari’s ‘Supplement to the Italian Dictionary’ and explore questions of gesture, bodies, queerness, power and presentation.