‘muster page habit’ at PW12, Arnolfini Bristol, May 5th 2012

I will be performing a new piece as part of the ‘plinths’ element of PW12: Performance Writing weekend at Arnolfini, Bristol on Saturday May 5th.

‘muster page habit’ engages with questions of speaking in public, being on show, being heard, and displaying coded behaviour.

You’ll find me on a plinth on the upper floor, starting at 3.00pm.

performance text in Open Letter journal

A version of the performance text ‘Hand in Glove – sinister hand vested sable lozengy couped’ has just been published in the Canadian journal, Open Letter (Fourteenth Series, Number 8, Spring 2012).

The issue, edited by Peter Jaeger and Nancy Gillespie is titled, ‘Negotiating the Social Bond of Poetics’ and includes a range of critical, theoretical and poetic texts that respond to aspects of the work of Jacques Lacan.

The full contents of the issue can be seen at the journal website here. The issue includes work by Holly Pester, Jeff Hilson, Sean Bonney, Carol Watts and many others.


Market Project book launch, Monday 23rd April

My text With Particular Attention: Martha Winter’s material occurrences on Cambridge-based artist Martha Winter, is included in this lovely publication from Market Project.

“Market Project is delighted to launch our first publication, comprising a collection of specially commissioned texts about each artist in the group.

These insightful, critical and engaging texts have been written by a varied group of authors, including art critics, historians, journalists and artists. Our commissioned writers (with their artist subjects in parentheses) are: Iain Aitch (Alistair Gentry), Matthew Bowman (Elaine Tribley), Laura Havlin (Helen Judge), Martin Kemp (Julie Freeman), Mark Leahy (Martha Winter), Carol Mavor (Annabel Dover), David Rayson (Annabelle Shelton) and Cherry Smyth (David Kefford).

Each text is illustrated with full-colour reproductions of selected works, individually designed (in collaboration with Marcia Mihotich) and printed to enable the book to be produced as one complete object and also broken down into separate components. An introduction to Market Project and its activities over the last two years has been written by Market Project’s curatorial member, Laura Earley. The complete book is a limited edition of 200.”

Market Project

book launch on Monday 23rd April 2012 at the Contemporary Art Society in London, 18.30-20.30.

RSVP   transactions [at] marketproject.org.uk.