We See You Now, a new piece of speculative eco-fiction writing I have been working on since the autumn, which was going to be a live / visual / interactive work before the Covid crisis, is now live as an audio piece here, part of Birkbeck ArtsWeek 2020.
As well as sharing this work, which will also act as the ‘prologue’ to a larger, cross-artform project eventually set outdoors and online, I have finally finished the manuscript for my first novel and it is ready to send out into the world…I have also begun writing short fiction stories. More here soon.
These, and a pilot on/offline retreat for BAME writers/artists , produced by Writing Our Legacy, are the three main fruits of a period of research and development funded by Arts Council England, with support from New Writing South, (writer development) an AN Bursary from the Artist’s Information Company, Live Art Development Agency, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, Creative Future.
I am also on an artist residency and taking part in a touring show, We Are Commoners, part of a national AHRC network project, Crafting the Commons, commissioned by Craftspace. Due to Covid my residency time – which was to take place in Balsall Heath, Birmingham – is being used to create a 5 part vimeo series, Craft in Common, to be broadcast from the end of May online.
I was also due to be on an artist residency at Metal Southend in June, but this is postponed until 2021 due to Covid.
I had my first creative writing published, as part of Writing Our Legacy’s new anthology, Hidden Sussex: Fiction, non-fiction and poetry from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic experience. It is now on sale online .
Recently / ongoing
Check out my sculpture on the cover of a new edition of Suffrage Plays by Methuen, edited by Naomi Paxton here.
I am Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, University of London
Read my Library Shelf online hosted by art and writing publishers Akerman Daly.
Archived speaking events /podcasts / other :
In conversation with Philosopher Sacha Golob (Kings College) as part of a series of Visual Arts and Philosophy Salons at Fernandez and Wells, Somerset House, London. Podcast here
In conversation at the Stuart Hall Library at INIVA with Dr Christine Checinska -Shaw. Listen here. (scroll to bottom for file)
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