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Monday, 8 November 2021
Perseverance - A Time Capsule
National Poetry Archive 2021
This year's National Poetry competition is online now. It's been another strange year and I wanted to reflect that in some way so...to quote my introductory text:
During covid I have been walking the Northumberland coastline. Occasionally I have tapped a poem into my phone and taken a pic - in the hope of capturing the essence of these moments. Refined later, some of these have survived.
Lynemouth beach is a strange industrial shoreline, seeming to echo parallel worlds; somewhat how I might perceive another planet. The latest Mars probe was landing that day and the two imaginings came together.
If you'd like to see me reading it click here >>
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
New Video Art Channel
My film The Tipping Point is now live on new video art channel SIX MINUTES PAST NINE. It's great to have a new curated channel dedicated to video art and I was super pleased to be selected. Head over and have a look
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
National Poetry Archive
You don't need me to tell you about the global pandemic, but here is my response in verse - written for the Poetry Archive. The brief is that it should in some way reflect this last year (and be under 2 mins).
Here I am reading it >>
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
The show goes on at last!
Tues 25th August - Sat 27th Feb
Monday, 20 January 2020
New Year...Future Tense
'An Ode to 2020'...You can read it here at the bottom of the page >>
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Paper binds us all
So goes an excerpt from the reply I recently received from ambassador Erlan Idrissov.
Kazakhstan is the first country to reply to my appletye.org 100 years of paper project, and the ambassador very kindly also sent me a map of the countries born that year. Have to say I was genuinely moved to receive it. I wasn't sure if any country would reply, but to receive even one response (and such an uplifting one) is truly appreciated.
Hopefully there are more to follow...who knows???
Friday, 4 October 2019
Take a look here to view the video I made >>
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
SCULPTORVOX - hits Greece
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
LOAVES & FISHES
Towards the close of '91, one rather large event dominates - namely, the dissolution of the Soviet Union. I decided to divide the paper into 15 pieces and send a piece to each of the 15 union republics of the former Soviet Union, attached to an explanatory letter. The form of the final piece will depend on whether I receive a response from all or any of the republics. I have not yet decided if it will be audio visual or more physical in presentation.
"There are many things I could have done with this fragment of paper – but in the end I decided to look outwards, to give it away, in much the same spirit as it has been given to me. This act reflects the use of paper as a vehicle for communication across the preceding centuries.
It is a small gesture, and one which has no overt ‘political’ intent. It is simply a token of good will towards you and all the citizens of your country."
(extract from the covering letter)
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
New Fable, New Year...
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Neither Use Nor Ornament
My piece includes a re-imagining of a Victor Burgin poster from 1976 which I reference in a series of seven posters, plus an imagined heath centre made from cardboard. All will become clear if you make it down to the show.
This installation is a collaboration with psychotherapist Dave Edwards and takes as its subject matter a street in the west end of Newcastle which we both formerly lived in.
Friday, 28 September 2018
The Great Exhibition is dead...long live the video
The Dog Ate my Wheelchair is now no longer on the streets of Newcastle, but can be found online if you care to take a look. Here is my favourite >>
I will be adding more into the main site shortly.
My blog on the AN site is also here >>
if you care to get my take on how the piece developed, including some of the challenges we faced.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
The Dog Ate My Wheelchair...
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
And so it begins...
See the article here >>
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
This one has risen to the top of the 'pieces I must write' pile, and the Museum of Object Research is just the place for it. It is a belated confession. Hope you enjoy. Read it here >>
Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Top of the page this time... my little ditty calling for a little bit of love and understanding this coming year.
Thanks again to the Independent for putting it out there for me - take a peek here >>
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Corners of Europe Project
|Mobile Radio: Stories of Blackhall|
Shot run and gun, it was a real joy to film and talk to artists from various parts of Europe who had come together to make this happen.
Three artistic collaborations produced a radio program broadcast live from Blackhall community centre, a walking tour of Shotton and a whole events day featuring games especially devised for Horden, staged in the Horden Welfare Park.
The links above take you to the videos.
Friday, 3 November 2017
New site: Museum for Object Research goes LIVE
A small group of artists who use objects as an element of their practice came together a while ago and began sharing and discussing their work on the AN website.
Artist Sonia Boué was the facilitator and I, along with Sonia and another 6 artists, shared our common interest. Add to this my friend and collaborator Dave Edwards, and you have the group.
So - with the assistance of Arts Council England funding, a new website is born. It is hoped this will act as the first initiative in a more public profile - leading to group shows and public discussion. Visit it here:
Monday, 4 September 2017
SCULPTORVOX...Real Paper Print
This edition is themed around the concept of 'The Geometry of Nothing' so it's a neat conceptual fit with my preference for using a state of 'nothingness' as an entry point to further examination.
You can pre-order HERE>>
Please support the mag if you can as it's the first of a groundbreaking publication, and you can say you were there at the very beginning of something out of nothing!