On Marina Abramović and Pornography

“Simone was tall and lovely. She was usually very natural; there was nothing heartbreaking in her eyes or her voice. But on a sensual level, she so bluntly craved any upheaval that the faintest call from the senses gave her a look directly suggestive of all things linked to deep sexuality, such as blood, suffocation,… Continue reading On Marina Abramović and Pornography

‘Looking for Mushrooms’

Georg Dahled: Exhibition View, Looking for Mushrooms at CATHY, Furth Im Wald, Germany . Email from Rosie Dahlstrom to Georg Dahled, Tuesday 4th October 2022 “Hey Georg, I've attached here a draft of what I've written up for your exhibition. I already happened to be thinking about this idea but not sure what to do… Continue reading ‘Looking for Mushrooms’

On Paula Rego’s Feet

“And, they tell us, we at home Live free from danger, they go out to battle: fools! I’d rather stand three times in the front line than bear One child.” Euripides, Medea (431 BCE) So it’s been one year and 9 months since I finished my MA at Chelsea College of Arts, and in the… Continue reading On Paula Rego’s Feet

On Everyday Filmmaking

The Mundane and the Magical: Filmmaking of Every Day Nalini Malani: ‘Can You Hear Me’, film projections, Whitechapel Gallery (2020 – 2021) I would like to write an article about the intimacy of everyday artmaking. This is not that article; the following text is adapted from a proposal I've recently submitted to a writing prize… Continue reading On Everyday Filmmaking

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 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