WORK: fiction

“He’s told he could have lightning bolt patterns shaved into the hair on the sides of his head. This causes him to chuckle. It would be silly to expect any notion of choice here, for the name he currently bears ensures that there can be only one possible outcome to this situation.”

2012. Ink on paper. 7 x 7 in.

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VSK Residency Repost 2

“Each additional pushup will expend energy and cause damage to muscle fibre, but will also make Nathaniel a little bit stronger at the same time. If he could endure the fatigue and pain, the accumulation of strength would eventually nullify the unpleasantness of exertion – the more pushups he does, the easier they will become. He could do pushups all night, on his first try, without stopping for a single break. Piece of cake.”

2011. Ink on paper. 6 x 4.25 in.   

This image-text pairing originally appeared on VerySmallKitchen as part of a 3-month online residency.

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VSK Residency Repost 1

“Nathaniel awakes early this morning. He sits up on the edge of the bed and looks around his minuscule broom closet of a bedroom. Today he finds himself paying close attention to the unoccupied space of the room’s carpeted floor. Nathaniel recalls once telling a friend that he didn’t need much more living space than the minimum area required for him to do a pushup on the ground. This morning he gets down on all fours beside his bed to test if his current digs meet the criteria set forth by a younger, different Nathaniel. He finds it so happens there is exactly enough space for him to do pushups comfortably. But Nathaniel has never done a pushup in his entire life.”

2011. Ink on paper. 9.5 x 6.25 in.

This image-text pairing originally appeared on VerySmallKitchen as part of a 3-month online residency.

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“Golden, early evening sunlight casts a reflection of the duvet upon the inside of the windowpane. Seen within this semitransparent mirror image is a sizeable shadow slowly, and silently, pacing to and fro across the surface of the duvet. But, no such shadow darkens the real, physical duvet. Certainly, nothing is moving, nor present, in the room (nor outside the window) to act as the source of the shadow. The only one there is the boy beneath the duvet.”

2012. Ink on paper. 7 x 7 in.

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“[ . . . ] what might make a grown man switch to saying ‘afterward’ after a lifetime of saying ‘afterwards?'”

2012. Ink on paper. 7 x 6 in.

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“[ . . . ] enclosed by a neatly folded golden foil wrapper (similar to that which might contain a segmented chocolate bar). What one finds inside the packaging resemble rows of shower tiles – small white chiclets flecked with green seafoam and bound together in a grid by some sort of greyish mortar. Break a square off at the mortar seam, and you can safely carry it with you. But, snap a tile in half, and it will release sedative fumes.”

2012. Ink on paper. 8.25 x 6.5 in.

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COPY // unfold Launch Event: December 3, 2011

Work from my Excerpts series is included in the second edition of Critical Writing Collective’s COPY, “a publication which explores writing within visual art and performance practice.” There is a launch event happening from 6:30-7:30pm this Saturday, December 3 at S1 Artspace in Sheffield, UK:

COPY // unfold proposes a tension between the resolved and unresolved, drafted and rewritten, finished and unfinished through works which explore, respond to or enact a state of being ‘in process’.

Alain AyersDavid Berridge, Julia Calver, Paul CarrRachel Lois ClaphamEmma CockerLaura DavidsonJoanna LovedayFlatten the MountainDaniel FogartySarah Frydenlund, Derek Horton, Tamarin NorwoodFlora RobertsonTerry SlaterRichard TaylorJohn Winslow,Paul Wright. COPY is designed in collaboration with Dust.

We hope you can join us for the launch of COPY unfold on Sat 3 December.

Following a short introduction to the publication contributors Emma Cocker, Joanna Loveday, Daniel Fogarty, J.D.A Winslow and Paul Wright will present their work through readings, video and print, followed by an informal discussion involving CWC, further contributors and design collective Dust, with the chance to ask any questions.

The launch provides a great opportunity for late viewing of the S1 Members Show 2011 for anyone who hasn’t seen the exhibition and a chance look around the S1 Open Studios (3-7pm). The S1 Christmas event Metallic Merryfest starts at 9pm and we welcome you to join us for the event, we will invite any guests to join us for drinks and food in the interim period. Find the events on Facebook.

For details on the venue please visit the S1 Artspace website and find it on Google Maps.

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VerySmallKitchen Residency: Nathaniel’s Perpetual Motion (4)

Image-text pairings from a new narrative thread of my Excerpts series – entitled Nathaniel’s Perpetual Motion – debuted over on VerySmallKitchen as part of a three month residency from August through October.

In the final installment of image-text pairings, Nathanial briefly glimpses what could well be a perpetual motion. This hint at the infinite occurs during the humiliating and perceptually almost-immeasurable duration of time that marks his arrival at the limits of his own technical and physical prowess. See the drawings and read their titles here.

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VerySmallKitchen Residency: Nathaniel’s Perpetual Motion (3)

I am currently doing a three month residency on VerySmallKitchen. Image-text pairings from a new narrative thread of my Excerpts series – entitled Nathaniel’s Perpetual Motion – will be debuting over on VerySmallKitchen until the end of October.

In the third set of image-text pairings, Nathaniel reflects upon the conveniences and dangers of superabsorbent sanitary sponges. See the drawings and read their titles here.

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“They have been tasked with designing a pair of scissors capable of cutting an object not located between the scissors’ two blades.”

2011. Ink on paper. 6.25 x 4 in.

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