Mice in the House

So on Wednesday night, I was part of an incredibly interesting event, Arriving Without Leaving (Guaranteed Happy Ending), organised by Lucy Pawlak (artist in residence with Fogo Island Arts) and The Institute of Immaterialism at Art Metropole,Toro...

Nothing Is Really Difficult, or Princess

Nothing Is Really Difficult, or Princess from Vera Chok on Vimeo. Nothing Is Really Difficult, or Princess Text to the filmpoem by Vera Chok based on a collaboration with Sophie Herxheimer. Tender is black haired doll arranges pans and clatters cu...

Ici, ici, Mrs Wholebelly

Dedicated to Sophie Herxheimer with whom I am collaborating with this week (read about Chris McCabe's class and project here), Philippe Gaulier, Brene Brown, Jamie Wood, Halifax Airport, Robert Frost, Andrew Haydon, Sophie's mother. The following ...

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably? is a great night where you get read new short stories, eat free chip butties and sweets, and win prizes. Submissions for short stories open. See website for details. Ot's run by the wonderful Bernadette Russell and Gar...

Buried / Violence

See my last two posts. These are some photos of what I made for Lara in response to her writing which was in response to my provocations - everyday courage, violence, free-writing, what you'd whisper to a wriggling hare before setting it free. Lar...

Hidden / Courage

Refer to my poem in my last post. This is artist poet's Lara Popovic's visual response. Our visual work was spookily in tune. We both used card, wool, glass bottles, wire, we have each other trinkets (a ring, a brooch), we referenced sewing, we hi...

Punch Drunk Love

A Haibun Dedicated to Lara Popovic, Chris McCabe, my father, Rebecca Gray, various men, Peter Fialkowski, and PT Anderson.Sunday morning at Tesco, not the Metro, on busy Bethnal Green Road. I wear a bright beacon back pack on both shoulders and fl...

A Woman Gone

Here is the freshly made picture of my text on Sophie Herxheimer's pen drawing, with some of the process and materials I used in view. It reeks of perfume. It came out of an exercise via Chris McCabe's Collaborations session yesterday. My first in...

Don’t Let the Poems Bug You

Things revealed last night at Chris McCabe's Collaborations class that I rather like. We were looking at the relationship between text and visual art. George Szirtes. The title, "In tall angular letters" made me think of Adrian Riley / @electric_a...

Where Am I Allowed To Be Me?

Where do you come from? He asked. She queried, they wanted to know. Me? From the jungle! It’s so evocative, provocative. (isn’t it?) Dangerous, different… Inciting. Exciting. Vague. Vacuous…? It’s a place, a space, a location that is what you want...

Poetry

A dear friend sent me some thoughts on poetry. See below for a badly edited version of what he advised I look up. I thought I'd share: A list, mainly related to avant-garde poetry, much of it coming out of the Cambridge scene, under the influence ...

Exchange in Social & Cultural Spaces

Just sent this to Pippa Koszerek but thought, I want to put it out there too, just to bounce some ideas about: I saw something in the paper today about Mary Portas and her high street campaign. It's her column about high streets. Anyway, the idea ...

Video: Brautigan Book Club 2012

This video is of the final Brautigan Book Club event of 2012 held in November. It summarises an evening, a year, full of love, delight, discovery, intense emotions. The event itself was a mega-bash, not the usual, ultra lo-fi monthly events which,...

Sestina

I created the image above for a piece I directed last year, Mamet's All Men Are Whores. Details of the production here. If you can, read it, watch it. It's great. Very Wallace Shawn. "If we could reproduce like paramecia do you think that we would...

A What?

To find out more about the collaborations class and project by Chris McCabe, look here. In Praise of the Moleskine a renshi by Valerie Josephs and Vera Chok I It’s the middle of February in Soho, there’s a coal fire in the Georgian house in Dean S...

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