A Knife In The Dark

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love - Marc Chagall Below is a draft of the piece I've just written for White Rabbit's Are You Sitting Comfortably. The next event in London is on March 22. GO. It is...

Writing on Eggshell Skin

Image from Days of Being Wild, by Wong Kar Wai. One of my favourite films ever. Listen to the soundtrack here. >>> Bruce Chatwin wanted to live inside an egg Yellow around his runny self My skin. Is this me? I have a Moleskine I don't have the pen...

Magic and Devil Dancing

I feel it A dissembling He presents a complete, immortal man I play Europa in robes Play the discard of the prom dress Play along for the ride "O! Pin me up against the ivory tower, you!", I think through froth Cold green oceans Glass cut hard It'...

Making love, making life

Photograph of writer and performer, Gloria Sanders. What is art? What is art for? Life. People. Living. Head's been a-buzzing with thoughts on what is art? Performance art? Live art? Theatre? Poetry, performance poetry. What about artists who don'...

I Like Presents!

If anyone wants my copy of the dance mix I discovered at Bryony Kimmings' workshop, and used tonight at my I Love You But...show, send me an SAE.Email verachok at g mail dot comTell me about you and why you'd like a little piece of my dance world ...

Untitled

Instead, the aim is to present the other party's own vulnerability, openness, generosity, life, hope, optimism and belief in the survival of the relationship, as it were. Inspired by this quote by American writer, writing about the state of the wo...

North

Photo of a Fogo Art Corp studio, from Samsonov Familia. (The audio test recording of the text below is here) Internecine 4, or North. I see her on the phone A public payphone at the underground station at those crossroads you know Bags at her feet...

Rocking Out In The Pit

It was like we are a rock band trying to make a master piece, giving ideas and doing jam session. - Satoshi Date Photo above by John Hunter @ RULER. saltpeter was offered a week of R&D time in the Barbican Pit as part of the PitLab series which ch...

An Unfortunate Woman

"I remember waking up with her that first morning after I spent the night at her apartment and she said, "It's a beautiful day here in Toronto and you're with a nice Canadian girl." It was. She was. January 30, 1982 Finished" Images and text from ...

An Unfortunate Woman

"I remember waking up with her that first morning after I spent the night at her apartment and she said, "It's a beautiful day here in Toronto and you're with a nice Canadian girl." It was. She was. January 30, 1982 Finished" I do not know how to stop my brain from thinking too many... Continue Reading →

[V]ac[C]u[U]mulation

Space. The air-filled landscapes alluded to by synthesizers. The alien planets of electronic music. Neon, artifice, shoulder pads and hairspray. Right wing superpowers, strikes & strife. The effect of theatre (or art): "I think I might be about th...

Comedy and Tempting Failure

More notes from LOCO Film Festival - Artists in Comedy, last Sunday. Humour and art rupturing expectations Comedy as a rupturing tool Self-referential In art situation, throw the comedy spanner in Why do people have to laugh Putting stuff into dif...

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