In March 2017 I will present a series of new works for the Reading Room, Manchester Central Library.

I’m using this blog as somewhere to think through the research and development process and as a repository for the questions, propositions and ideas that have arisen through working with the writer Michael Hampton. (A publication based on our extended conversation will accompany the forthcoming exhibition.)

The project is supported by a-n, ACE, Manchester City Council and HOME.


Saturday 13th March 2017
Reading Room, Manchester Central Library

Saccades (n): Rapid intermittent eye movements made as attention switches from one point to another. A group performance. Drop in any time between 2-3pm.

Supported by Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, HOME and a-n


The Act of Reading
Saturday 11th March 2017, Manchester Central Library

Performance times:
11.30 – 12.30      The Act of Reading I          Shakespeare Hall
13.30 – 14.30      The Act of Reading II        Empty library seats
15.00 – 16.00      The Act of Reading III      Shakespeare Hall

Supported by ACE, Manchester City Council, HOME and a-n


On three consecutive Saturdays in March I will present newly commissioned performances and sculptures at Manchester Central Library exploring how, why and what we read… Further details to follow…

It Stares Us Down is supported by ACE, Manchester City Council, HOME and a-n The Artists Information Company