Saturday, 18 December 2021
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
This muddled-up sketchbook has become an accidental record of two, with overtones of the GFA, in that a court case in central London involving Gerry Adams (although absent) did not require massive security.
It shows life drawings from a couple of weeks' sessions, and sketches R v Adams (Northern Ireland) which was heard on 19 November 2019. In May 2020, the Supreme Court quashed Gerry Adams's convictions for escaping from the Maze prison in the 1970s.
Thursday, 14 January 2021
Catullus: Shibari Carmina, my illustrated free translations of 60 poems by the late Roman poet Catullus, is published by Carcanet Press.
Bemused by the equipment, the stagecraft and the risk of permanent nerve damage, I wonder if it would just be simpler for them to have sex. But that’s missing the point.
|Gorgone and Esinem|
‘Ropes are my oxygen,’ says Gorgone. She feels like the golem, the formless creature of clay moulded when the Hebrew word emet (truth) is written on her forehead. The rigger creates the model. Rope shapes the shapeless. 'I was nothing and your eyes saw me,' she says.
|Dry Sin and Billie Rose|
|Koi Ku Nawa and Isabell|
|Nina Russ tying Missy Fatale|
At the beginning of tonight’s show, Nina Russ, an empress of rope, calls me over. Eyes bright, she starts to tell me about her day: 'I felt a wave of pleasure all over my body. And adrenaline.'
Friday, 3 July 2020
Friday, 26 June 2020
|Pope II, Francis Bacon, 1951, Kunsthalle Mannheim|
He sips water from cut crystal while presiding in a panel of three judges which I represent thus:
Ed Bridges disagrees. Liberty, supporting him in R (Bridges) v CC South Wales & others, comments: 'In the world’s first legal challenge to police use of this tech, Ed is arguing the force is breaching rights to privacy, data protection laws, and equality laws.' One argument is that AFR can produce false positives/negatives, like Covid-19 tests.
|Artist Jacqueline Nicholls in her own mask|