Texts

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

magic edge

Birthday poem for Caroline Wiseman, 2017.

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Grottesco

In my lifelong hunt for the grottesco – I have travelled far and wide, both physically as a sort of acquisitive eyeball, or as a metaphysical tourist, and mentally, in my daydreams and reveries.

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Vanishing Points

I am foraging in a densely tangled thicket of vaguely connected thoughts for a theme to write about, and unwittingly, I stumble across my own predilection for secret places, which I have imbued with a heightened, special significance in memory that is partially true or completely reinvented.

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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: 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

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

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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