My pieces Galapagos and Moon Map, exhibited at CGP Gallery London.
My piece The Flea, using all characters from the John Donne poem of the same name, exhibited at Vulpes Vulpes London.
CGP Cafe Gallery Annual Open
CGP London, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA
14 Nov - 2 Dec, open Wed-Sundays 11am-4pm
Two of my works, Moon Map and Galapagos - a pair of typographic maps of the seas of the moon and the islands of the Galapagos - feature in the CPG Cafe Gallery Annual Open. More details on the website:
Vulpes Vulpes, 14 Rigg Approach, London E10
Sat 24, Sun 25, Fri 30 Nov and Sat 1, Sun 2 Dec 10am-6pm
My piece The Flea, a minimal letterpress print using all characters from the John Donne poem, will be included in ‘Appropriate Response’, the upcoming exhibition at Vulpes Vulpes Gallery in Walthamstow London. More details on the website: http://vulpesvulpes.org/exhibitions/forthcoming/
I’m reblogging this rotated alphabet by Anatol Knotek as a belated thank you for posting my pieces ‘Moon Map’ and ‘Galapagos’ on his excellent Visual Poetry blog.
“rotated alphabet” by anatol knotek
have a look at the »animated version«
or download my book (no press) for free from ubuweb
A selection of photos taken by Gillian Marcus at the private view of my current exhibition at Woolfson & Tay.
Two new pieces, Moon Map and Galapagos, both of which feature in my current exhibition at Woolfson & Tay.
Woolfson and Tay, Bermondsey Square, London, SE1
Each of the pieces in this exhibition take a chosen text as their starting point, whether it be a fragment of poetry or an entire story. In The Gold Bug, the bug of Edgar Allan Poe’s tale has been formed of the coded figures that lead the protagonist to buried treasure. Its companion piece The Tell Tale Heart reduces a story to just the exclamatory words of its guilt-ridden narrator. The Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash and Moon Map employ a different set of techniques for interpreting non-literary texts (the documentation of a historical train crash, a list of the moon’s seas and lakes.) While exploring or paying tribute to their source material, the visual interpretations of these texts have taken on a life of their own.
Coopers Hairdressers Brighton, the subject for my illustrated story Short Back and Sides.
I’m taking part as one of twelve writers contributing stories for QueenSpark Books’ Alt-Brighton graphic novel project. We’re recieving mentoring from Tim Pilcher, co-founder of the Comic Book Alliance, before teaming up with artists who’ll be commisioned around April/June. The end result, published next Autumn, will be a 200-300 page graphic novel of stories spanning hundreds of years of Brighton’s history.
For more on the project visit and to read my story synopsis, Short Back and Sides, visit: http://www.queensparkbooks.org.uk/theme/46.html
The Rattle Rat.
My collage text piece, The Rest is Silence (see Portfolio), features in the third issue of Rattle Journal, out now.
The Rest is Silence is a reworking of the last chapter of Hamlet in which the dialogue has been whited out with Tip-ex. This intervention encourages a different, sometimes humourous, reading of the stage directions and a contemplation of the themes of death and silence that run through the play.
See the Rattle website to find out more. Issues can be bought through the website or from the following shops: Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Oxford; Brick Lane Bookshop, London; Camden Arts Centre, London; Clerkenwell Tales, London; ICA Bookshop, London; Koenig Books, London; LMNOP, Brighton.
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