‘Architects’ Triptych’, 11/4/2013



I didn’t know about this video until my friend Googled my name, which just goes to show how exhilarating and fearful the Internet can be. Here’s me performing a slightly older version of Architects’ Triptych, including its older, shittier title. I’m not exactly sure why I’m posting this, because watching, or even listening to it, makes me cringe a little. But that’s what we tend to do, as we look back on our work, older and cooler, so I’ll take it as a good response. My main gripe is that I think my delivery here is too slow, breaking up the flow.

This was done at an event in Montreal (where I lived for 8 months this last year) by the McGill University performance poetry collective McSWAY, both an exhibition (which this piece was) and a slam at the end. We were invited to add to our exhibition pieces with other works of art; you can see my contribution at the top-leftish, a photo-collage of three buildings, reflecting the three sections of the poem. It’s been a long time since I’ve done visual art, and it was really quite enjoyable to just sit in my bedroom, alone, with card and paper and scissors and glue. When I’m creating something I’m often very focussed on what the end-product will look like – the all-important performance. But you don’t ‘perform’ a collage in the same way, and making this reminded me how enjoyable and how important the process, not seen directly by anyone else, can be.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

the FLAT bike collective

3480 McTavish SSMU building/ Édifice AEUM B-02

Cycle '48

remap. remember. return

Conditionally Accepted

a space for scholars on the margins of academia

Planners Network

The Organization of Progressive Planning

Rally & Broad

A magnificent cabaret of lyrical delight in Edinburgh, Glasgow and wherever will have us. There could be dancing involved...


Reviewing Beyond the Fringe!

Edinburgh Critical Mass

Bike together in solidarity every last Friday of the month


So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable. - Aldous Huxley


A Radical Geography Community

Progressive Geographies

Thinking about place and power - a site written and curated by Stuart Elden

The Apartment Homebrewer

Brewing small batches of craft beer in a 650 sqft apartment

Feminist Philosophers

News feminist philosophers can use

Charity No. 1153606

Macclesfield Community ArtSpace

The Vegan Forager

Experiments in wild vegan cooking

Old Boar's Brew

Making anything fermentable

the wilderness guide

safety & knowledge in the wildlands

%d bloggers like this: