Recent Text Projects

Stretching out as giant arms into the grey, ironclad if that, representations of the archive, my desire to see them outstretched mere miles from their root. I set about a 10 day task, be in their presence each day, document them and find out what makes them tick. A clear intention and a resolve best thrown into the Lea as mouldy bread rejected by a life with a being purposefully pulling and tugging at a knee. I manage my task twice over the course of its issue.

Adapting to lockdown measures established in the wake of the global Covid-19 outbreak I created a short-form self initiated project titled Within Four. Mainly taking on the role of documentary, narrative and creative writing the project seeks to recall areas that I can reach within 4 kilometres of my flat. Throughout July - August I will be publishing 5 accounts accompanied by documentary-style imagery detailing the experience of encountering the spaces, my navigation of its historical context and the emotional reaction of forming a connection with my area.

The texts and imagery will be published and accessible online here.

I recently spent some time listening to and writing about Frances Scott and Chu-Li Shewring’s audio piece ‘Incantation, Wendy’ (2018) which was recorded as a radio session for Radio Thamesmead (RTM) commisioned by TACO! (Thamesmead Arts and Culture Office).

TACO! is an artist-led space for research, production, and exchange located in Thamesmead, South Eest London.

You can read this text here.

To read previous reviews and other texts please refer to the SELECTED WRITING section in my online CV.
Historical Text Projects 

Michael Nante is both a massive pain in the ass and yet a being I hold incredibly dear to my heart.

Originating as an article for the published edition of Art Licks Magazine this text was the first time I approached the idea of inventing a character. It just so happens that this character creation is where my mind went to expunge my lurid excess.

I contributed 9 chapters of Nante to Art Licks and later compiled these texts into a zine titled ‘The Fears’ which is available to purchase here.

I have also collated chapters two, six and nine here to read online.

Recently Nante was lucky enough to be included in ‘A Selection of Fragments’ at Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver (Sept. 2018).