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August 18, 2022

Painting (film Clip) 2015

Many years ago i was commissioned to stage a performance in Sheffield. It resulted in a performance in the Cathedral there and also a collaboration with the poet and writer Angelina d’Roza. We staged an Ekphrastic performance at a space in the city with the musician Steven Chase. It involved us miking up a Canvas, and writing paper, and my painting responses to the sounds.

We kept in contact and in 2015 started to collaborate again, and I produced a series of paintings and photographs for Angelina to work with. This resulted in some poetry which forms part of her beautiful book “Correspondences” published in 2019.


Painting (film Clip) 2015

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