Friday, 7 March 2014

Give me an 'S'. . . . spells "Leeds!"




The way ahead is pregnant with possibilities.

The road is unclear, but solid underfoot.

Adieu.

Give me a 'D'



By the very nature of what I'm doing with 'bio auto graphic' as a whole series - self-awareness and observation taken to an arguably unhealthy level - I am always keenly conscious of looking over my own shoulder. . .

Give me an(other) 'E'




Workbook Fragment 2:
Plotting ahead and mapping out broad strokes is key to what I do each time an edition takes shape. . .

Give me an 'E'



Workbook Fragment Number 1:
The usual process of trial and error has been undertaken - this time to create a narrative reacting to local and world events on the four Sundays of February 2014.

Give me an 'L'



And so. . .
The new one is ready - premiered at this weekend's Leeds Contemporary Artists' Book Fair at the downtown cultural hub that is 'The Tetley' - see http://thetetley.org/17th-international-contemporary-artist-book-fair/
Here is the cover - mysterious as it is.

With any of these images don't forget to click on it to get the benefit of the detail. . .

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Draw Breath



Ahead of the 17th Leeds Contemporary Artists' Book Fair in March, there will soon be a new kid on the block in terms of  Ensixteen Editions.
I have commenced work on the 24th in the series of 'bio auto graphic'.

The ink is the blood.

More soon.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Bridged, too




A note to mark the passing of the second series of - Scandinavian flavour of the media month -  
"The Bridge" (a co-production from Sveriges Television and Danmarks Radio). 
Series one allowed a solid replacement for those of us who missed Krister Henrikkson as Mankell's "Wallander" or the bleak cases of Sofie Gråbøl's Sarah Lund in "The Killing", but I think in this second run the two leads of this Danish/Swedish drama of opposites have raised their game, as has the show's creator Hans Rosenfeldt.
Sofia Helin (as Swedish detective Saga Norén) and Kim Bodnia (as her Danish counterpart – and 'only friend' – Martin Rohde) were captivating, and – especially in the closing episode - added layer on layer to their characters with deceptive skill.
Superb.