Having finished 14 diagram poems I’m ready to start finding order amongst seemingly random stanzas. These are all going to be framed for the exhibition as well as several of them being printed as a limited edition booklet for visitors to take away. Having dwelled on the different allusions created by the words that form each individual piece, this stage is about tracing a connecting line through them as a collection.
I suppose I don’t really have a unified theory of my practice. It’s messy and slightly confusing, just as is the subject matter with which I try to engage. I’m really interested in the narratives that we share, project, make-up and believe to remind us who we are and what we’re about. The process of putting a series of diagram poems in order for publication addresses this concern and questions the authenticity of any (meta)narrative. Maybe it’s about finding the truth that inspires the stories rather than the surface truths that we assume they’re conveying.
POST Artists exhibition as part of the Whitstable Biennial Satellite program is open on Saturday 11th (12:00 – 18:00) and Sunday 12th of (12:00 – 16:00) June with performances at 14:00 and 16:00 on the Saturday and at 14:00 on the Sunday. It’s at St Alphege Church on the High Street. More details HERE