Texts

This is an ongoing series of articles and essays with subjects including art, performance and culture.

Magic Edge

magic edge

Birthday poem for Caroline Wiseman, 2017.

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Grottesco

Grottesco

Recently, I have been performing some much needed paper tape surgery on my rather dilapidated shadow totems, which were never intended to survive so long. Years of exposure to boisterous audiences, hazardous fluids, pigment, and all kinds of badly fitting packages, have caused limbs to drop off, eyeballs to dislodge, and organs to become adrift in a writhing sea of cardboard cadavers, bobbing with the severed heads of a very peculiar breed of creature.

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Vanishing Points

On the art of disappearance By Shaun Caton Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.— Rene Magritte I am foraging in a densely tangled thicket of vaguely connected thoughts …

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The Grimlich

A Curious Descent

An article of various related and unrelated subjects that may only evince meaning after several determined attempts at reading.

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Tuber Matrix

Tuber Matrix: Putting the Root Back into Ritual

Being a series of unrelated and quite disparate subjects for the student of the obscure.

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The bifurcations of bilge

Being some meditations on memorable canteen medals, banned comics, art dealers, and other diversions of an amusing and entertaining manner.

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Bury Me The Mask – Article 2014

Magazine article published in Mobile 3, November 2014. With inserts by Andrew Cochrane.

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PALMIER ROI: Being some rambles around Palermo, Sicily

King of the Palms – The Grand Hotel et des Palmes Palermo, September 2014: my sojourn in Sicily for a week commenced in an air conditioned communion with the spirits of the former guests of this once ostentatious hotel, whose …

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Looking At The Watchers

Looking At The Watchers

In exploring the grotesque I am encountering new epiphanies in photographs found online or in obsolete books. The selective eye screens thousands, hundreds of thousands of images before, like a fly it settles on something choice to feed upon and …

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Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

Whilst visiting Rome I stumbled across a curious painting by a follower of Hieronymus Bosch called ‘The Conjourer’ (c.1475-80) in an extraordinary exhibition, tucked away in a 16th century palazzo just a few streets from the Pantheon. There are at …

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