BLOP: Bristol Live Open Platform – Saturday 25th February 2012

I’m presenting a version of Voice Recognition: A Play at this day-long event at Arnolfini, Bristol. My slot is part of Theatre Programme 2 starting at 14.45hrs. Schedule and ticket details below.

Sat 25 Feb 11.00am – 8.00pm

Day pass £6 / £5 concs – many events FREE

BLOP is back for 2012!

Presenting new and emergent work by live and interdisciplinary artists, BLOP is all about experiments and unpredictability. It is an opportunity for artists to share new ideas with you, and for you to experience all kinds of live encounter: previous platforms have included live art, contemporary dance, socio-political activism and sound art, and this year will offer an equally imaginative mix.

We have 26 works which will be presented in and around the building – download the full schedule of events here or pick up a flyer from box office. Join us to discover what emerges and share your thoughts with the artists over a beer at the BLOP party in the Cafe Bar at the end of the day.

A Live Art Platform developed and presented in collaboration with Theatre Bristol and Inbetween Time productions

LIVE ART LIVE BLOG will be running a live blog throughout the day.  Follow at /@liveartliveblog / #liveartliveblog / #BLOP2012

Viewing Room exhibition at Plymouth College of Arts

Viewing Room
Mon 6 Feb – Fri 24 Feb

The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, PL4 8AT, UK

I will have a number of pieces in this exhibition, including the recently published text for Steven Paige’s project ‘The Ties That Bind …’ at Exeter Phoenix.

The exhibition will show printed matter from The Library of Independent Exchange, organised into categories, examining ideas of construction, market value and format. Also included is a new section of works exploring poetry and performance writing.

Featuring special contributions from: Ed Ruscha (USA), New Jerseyy (CH), Hans Ulrich Obrist (UK), Jem Southam (UK), Jeff Eaton (USA), Benjamin Sommerhalder (CH), Lionel Bovier (CH), Marco Kane Braunschweiler (USA), Layla Tweedie-Cullen (NZ), Alec Finlay (UK).

Literary contributions from: Friary Road House (UK), Crater Press  (UK), Mark Leahy (UK), A Circular (UK), Tony Lopez (UK), Gagarin (BE), Holly Pester (UK), Hot Gun Journal (UK), halfcircle (UK). A short film by An Endless Supply (UK) will be on loop in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Viewing Room is curated by Christopher Green & Mark James

POLYply 15, London WC1, January 12th 2012, 1900hrs

On Thursday 12th January, I will be reading as part of the next POLYply event at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London WC1.

The POLYply series is organised by members of the Poetics Research Group at Royal Holloway (University of London).

The theme / topic is ‘colour’.

I will be reading along with

Sam Dowd
Robert Hampson
Nisha Ramayya
Dawn Scarfe

[entry is free]


christmas card 2011


this year’s Christmas card has gone out by airmail, inland mail, and by email …


best wishes, Mark xx



sources or suggestions from:

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, Emerson-White Hours, Master of the Houghton Miniatures.

Adoration of the Kings, Jacopo Bassano.

Annunciation to the Shepherds, Hours of René d’Anjou, Egerton Master.

Mystic Nativity, Sandro Botticelli.

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, Book of Hours, Bedford Master.

Mark the Evangelist, Mstislav Gospel.