WRITING

Texts & Scripts

Script for the film By The Accident Of Your Birth

Film commissioned by A Woman's Place for a show of contemporary women artists at Knole House, A National Trust property and the ancestral home of queer writers and cousins Eddie and Vita Sackville-West. The narrative explores how we are formally categorised into groups at births (by sex, nationality, family) and reflects how the difference of a chromosome leads societal constructs to shape all of our lives.

Text as featured in Pantheon Issue 1

Text was written for Pantheon Issue 1, responding to the brief 'who is your heroine?'. Pantheon is a zine created and edited by Wollstonecraft Presents, with the aim of artists giving voice to women that otherwise might not be heard. The zine was launched at and is on sale in the National Portrait Gallery. Letters to Kitty is an artistic response to a chance encounter with the statue of Liverpool folk hero 'Kitty Wilkinson' which was installed in St George's Hall in 2012.

Print copy of handpainted wall text

Text was composed and handpainted on gallery wall for solo show And Now... Grants For Irish Lesbians! at Tintype, London. Based on a collection of archival local newspaper headlines and LGBT group literature of the 1980s found in the Islington's Pride Archive. Shown alongside a large painting entitled And Now which features imagery from the same source.

MORE, BETTER, SOONER, 2016

Script for the film Dream City

Film was commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2016, shown the same year at Jerwood Arts, London and CCA, Glasgow. Also shown at ICA Artists Film Club, Ocular Inc, London (2019) and CCFCA, Manchester (2019). The script is a meditation on the history of the plot of land on which Battersea Power Station stands, weaving through its multiple social histories and failed futures.

AN UNRELIABLE WITNESS, 2015

PDF version of handmade booklet

Paper booklet was available to read alongside audio piece at An Unreliable Witness installation, Jerwood Arts Project Space. The text expands outwards from transcript of an audio recording of the artists' great great grandmother talking about her life in South London (1865 - 1959), weaving in other witnesses from family, fact and fiction.

WE CAN DO IT! 2014

Online hyperlinked text version of film script

Text exists as an online object, with hyperlinked google image search results. It has also been performed as a 6 minute powerpoint presentation and is the script for the video of the same name. The text unpacks all the various meanings embedded in the words, gestures and colours of the famous WW2 poster, feminist icon and internet meme.

 

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