Barry Sykes’ performance lecture Only Yourself To Blame (2013) at ICIA, Bath.
Where Sykes offers his audience the choice of three possible pre-prepared but unscripted ‘talks’ and we choose the one about his pencil collection.
S Mark Gubb’s exhibition History Is Written By The Winners at Exeter Phoenix (Mar-May 2014)
The review reflects on ideas of Britishness, conflict, the writing of history, TV comedy and class brought up in Gubb’s work.
Writing and reflection around the ideas of provincial poetics and DIY aesthetics with reference to Mark Greenwood’s spoken word recordings White Mice, All Colours and the indie record label one.c from July 2010
“In the aftermath of the Artists Lottery Syndicate launch, having retired to a back-garden in Ealing, I find myself discussing, with two of my fellow syndicate members, a kind of ‘provincial’ experience shared by artists like ourselves, having decided to base our arts practices outside of London (in Nottingham, Glasgow and Plymouth respectively)…