My review of Radio Art Zone, edited by Sarah Washington (Hatje Cantz, 2023) is now published on Leonardo Reviews. It is a beautiful book, bringing together on its varied pages a wide range of radio responses to the 100 Days of Radio project that was presented as part of the Esch Capital of Culture programme in summer 2022.
There will be a screening of the documentation art film of the MarjonXRame Summer School at Leadworks in Plymouth on Tuesday 18th April 2023 at 1930hrs. The film has been edited by Siobhan Bauer from material recorded over the three days of the workshops at Maker and Rame in July 2022. I’m looking forward to being reminded of the heat and intensity of the days we spent camping, making, swimming, eating at Maker Heights. Entry to the event is free, but food bank donations are welcome.
Event: 1930hrs. Tuesday 18th April 2023. Leadworks, 170 Rendle Street, Plymouth, PL1 1TP.
I made a visual text piece as my contribution to the World Book Night 2023 project organised and curated by Sarah Bodman and Linda Parr. ‘i remember / i don’t remember’ responds to the call using a sequence of childhood memories and found and generated text. The colours relate to the stories in the sequence.
For World Book Night 2023, WBN United Artists invited people via an open call, to read one or all of the following texts, and consider how they might represent a memory that could be used to create a shared experience, a coming together of voices from the past and present. I Remember by Joe Brainard / I Remember (Je me souviens) by Georges Perec / I Remember, I Remember by Mary Ruefle. 112 contributions were sent from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, UK, USA.
The exhibition will be on show at Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol, UK from 20th April – 30th June 2023, and Hong Kong Design Institute from late July – end of Sept 2023. You can view all the works received on the Instagram gallery put together by Linda Parr. WBN 2023 is curated and organised by Sarah Bodman and Linda Parr. The exhibition at Hong Kong Design Institute is organised by Jessica Ho Yuk Ching.
‘Blue Bowl, Yellow Shirt, Blue Hat’ (2019) and ‘Purple Balloon, Yellow Shirt, Red Hat’ (2019), two gifs made with photographs taken during my residency at Arteles Creative Centre, Finland in 2018, are showing as part of Documents, at Gallery DODO, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton. The exhibition brings together a selection of works for camera, made in the studio or elsewhere documenting an action for camera. The show runs from Friday March 17th to March 30th 2023. The opening screening will be at Phoenix Art Space (home of Gallery DODO), 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, on Friday 17th March at 7pm in the Project Space.
On March 2nd at Minerva Cafe in Bretonside, Plymouth, artist William Luz and I will present some outcomes from conversations and work-in-progress. Our process of working together started from a conversation about drawing, gesture, mark-making and representation. Specific details came to the fore, and prompted a gathering of material around fabric and drapery in art, and around the image of the cape in particular in superhero comics. Further thoughts clustered around queer representation of the cape, around desire as focused on the wrapped, clothed or veiled body. Our distinct practices in drawing, performance, writing and making combine in this joint presentation of early outcomes of this investigation. There will be drawings, actions, reading, words, and a free mini-zine for the audience. The event is part of the First Thursday series organised by Queer District Collective.