Bio / CV

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Self-portrait with bandaged ear, after Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait with bandaged ear. “As far as I can judge, I am not actually mentally ill.” (Vincent Van Gogh, 1889, shortly after cutting off part of his ear and giving it to a prostitute.)

I’m a writer and artist or an artist and writer… sometimes other things, too.

I live in the UK, currently in London. I make performance lectures, interventions and live role-playing games, mainly for communities and audiences outside of conventional gallery or performance spaces. I like folklore, magic, silly costumes, museums, absurdity, the uncanny valley, and making machines and systems do things their makers wouldn’t approve of.

Contact me:

PRESS AND MEDIA COVERAGE OF ME AND MY WORK INCLUDES:

a-n, Art Monthly, The Art Newspaper, BBC local radio, The Big Issue, Cabinet, Channel 4 Television (UK), China Daily, Dazed & Confused, The Evening Standard (London), The Face, Flux, Frieze, i-d (UK), IDN (Japan), The Guardian, Guardian Culture Pros, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, LBC, Mac Format, MAP, Metro, QTV (China), Realtime (Australia), Resonance FM, The Sci-Fi Channel (UK), Scotland on Sunday, SFX, The Times (UK), Wired.

BOOKS WITH IMAGES OF MY WORK AND / OR CRITICAL WRITING ABOUT IT:

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BOOKS BY ME:

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