Published in KIOSK zine "Lines of Flight" issue, edited by Yasaman Tamizkar, “Sulmo Roma Tomis” names three locations the poet Ovid (43 BC, 18 AD) called home: his place of birth, the stage for his success and subsequent scandal, the site of his enforced exile. The text is another part of Miasma of Decay, which cross-fades attempts to detoxify the violence and misogyny of Ovid’s Metamorphoses with projections of a post-cataclysmic world.
A real honour to have "TV Moon," part of my 'Miasma of Decay' project published on Hotel. All the words in TV Moon are taken from two sources: seven translations of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the raw transcript of the Apollo 11 mission’s Technical Air-To-Ground communications. The Ovid passages are selected from sentences which feature the word moon, the NASA excerpts were chosen and integrated by matching their words with ones in the Ovid passages. Some punctuation has been slightly changed. Some abbreviations unpacked. Spellings anglicised. TV Moon was published in Hotel online magazine in June, 2022.
I sent Lasse-Marc Riek two recordings of my breath for his installation " "LUFT / ILMA / AIR," part of the group show "Tiloissa - In Räume - IN SPACES" with Nicole Ahland and Verena Freyschmidt at the Art Museum in Kajaani, Finland.
Other breathers: Achim Zepezauer, Alexander Mohr, Ana Maria Micu, Anne Wolter And Stefan Militzer, Annette And Ruby Walter, Antje Vowinkel, Audrius Simkunas, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Charlotte Hoechsmann, Chie Nagai, Joshua And Johann Kyotaro Weitzel, Chris Delaurenti, Christina Kubisch, Christoph Korn, Cory Ryan Kasprzyk, Denise Ritter, Dinahbird, Eisuke Yanagisawa, Elli Mia Riek, Eva Weingärtner And Dede Hendon, Evangelos Papadopoulos, Flora And Gregor Knüppel, Francisco Lopez, Frauke Berg And Oliver Gather, Geraldine Vanspauwen, Gita Ungern, Goh Lee Kwang, Gregory Büttner, Hannes Seidl, Hartmut Jahn, Hildegard Westerkamp, Ilse Lehmann, Ivo Vicic, Jana And Bernd Herzogenrath, Jánosch Béla Seidl, Joe, Carl And Sven Janke, Julia Bünnagel Junior, Julia Kümmel, Julia Mihaly, Katharina Klement, Katrin, Emma, Klara, Ronja And Roland Etzin, Laura Cisneros, Marc Namblard, Marcel Cobussen, Martin Bach, Martin Clarke, Matthias Engelke, Matti Luca Riek, Mikel R Nieto, Mikkel Leonidas Eger, Monika Golla, Nicholas Jones, Nicola Di Croce, Nora Grozdek And Christian Klisch, Pauline, Joscha And Johannes Krause, Phillip Bückle, Rochus Honold, Rodolphe Alexis, Samuel Otis And Claus Stoermer, Sanna Ojanne, Sergio Armaroli, Sharad Chauhan, Siri Austeen, Slavek Kwi, Staff Of Kajaani Art Museum, Sumita Chauhan, Susanne Richter And Costa Gröhn, Thelmo Cristovam, Tobias Schmitt, Verena Freyschmidt, Ville Tanttu, Viv Corringham, Werner Cee, Wieland Krause, Yannick Dauby.
"Mirrors" is part of the long-standing exploration of one dewpond on the hills to the north of Brighton. See also "Wind Under Whitethorn, Wind Through Wire" and the workshop and listening session "Dewpond #1". Beautifully designed by Emily from Stanley James Press, the book contains a selection of images of dewponds, an essay, journeys represented as GPS-tracked waypoints, and tweets sent either during those journeys or just after. Self-published on the anniversary of 3 years consciously returning to the same dewpond, you can read the introductory text on my rarely-updated (!) Medium.
Really delighted to travel to the Margate Bookie Literary Festival and have the opportunity to read two texts from my Miasma of Decay series: "What the Cicadas Sang" and "The Smell of Apples," the latter published in Vanguard's "14" magazine, which all the writers in the above picture contributed to (and Richard Skinner (back row, R) edited). [Picture Credit: Margate Bookie].
Guy Dickinson is a photographer whose work I have very much enjoyed responding to. "Wood for Trees" was written to accompany his project "Peripheral". First published online by Kozu Books , it has now been re-published in the journal "Echtrai".
A more ambitious project is the collaboration "Anthologia: A Dictionary of Flowers," a landscape format 172 page A4 book of Dickinson's photographs with an introduction by Brian Lavelle and a composite text by me that respond to the images: "Through a Yellow Glass the Eye is Gladdened" includes a series of quotations, an SF story, a list of yellow flowers and a proposal series of 50 new paint names.
I am pleased to have a chapter published in Jane Grant, John Mathias and David Prior's "The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art." There are some fantastic contributors to the volume which it is a real honour to be included alongside.
The long hiatus that opened up between writing the original draft and the final publication has the woozy effect of reframing my words in different ways, some I am pleasantly surprised by, some that I would probably resolve differently today. The publication is eye-wateringly expensive - one destining the volume for academic libraries. I hope that a paperback version is planned.
Very pleased to have my poem "The Smell of Apples" published in the latest issue of "14" magazine, alongside some amazing authors. The text from "The Smell of Apples" is created from 9 translations of Ovid's horrible book "The Metamorphoses" with which I am involved in a long term and slow attempt to detoxify. You can order the magazine here. There was a launch for the magazine online.
I was delighted to be invited by artist and scholar Paul Nataraj to contribute to his long-running broadcast project which Paul explains in the following terms as: