On Delphyne: Part 1

Lord, either let me suffer or let me die ... Some notes on the things I find interesting that feed into, inform, the content of my project Delphyne: Guardian of the Oracle of Delphi. This project considers the relationship between women and belief, women and religion, women and hereticism and fanaticism, the idea of being… Continue reading On Delphyne: Part 1

On ‘Kiss My Genders’

I just got back from an intense two weeks of travelling, or should I say intense for someone who mainly likes being in bed. The holiday was ill-advised financially but I started out in Stockholm for 5 days of real holiday which was fantastic; such a beautiful, comfortable, opulent city, I was very impressed and… Continue reading On ‘Kiss My Genders’

On ‘The Uncanny’

There is in fact a path from phantasy back to reality again - and that is art. Sigmund Freud, 'Introductory Lectures', 1922 Freud's essay on 'The Uncanny' is one of those seminal texts that was always brought up throughout my art-life, especially in my undergrad in GSA, and particularly 2nd year in which everything we made… Continue reading On ‘The Uncanny’

On Giglets: Part 3

'The study of these products of folk-psychology [myth, legend, and fairy-tales] is by no means complete; however it is highly likely that myth, for instance, corresponds to the distorted remains of the wishful fantasies of whole nations, the secular dreams of youthful humanity.' Sigmund Freud, 'Creative Writers and Day-dreaming', 1908          … Continue reading On Giglets: Part 3

On Michael Rakowitz

'Bones dreaming of becoming shells, becoming Art Nouveau, becoming Istanbul ...' Michael Rakowitz, 'The flesh is yours, the bones are ours', 2019 Sometimes really fun and interesting things happen in my otherwise pretty grim London life, and an example of this occurred at work on Monday. I am a gallery assistant at Whitechapel Gallery and… Continue reading On Michael Rakowitz