Black Sun conversation during London Art Book Fair

On Sunday 28 September I will be in conversation with artist Shezad Dawood, and graphic designers Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath of OK-RM about the processes that have led to the Black Sun book. We will be discussing how it relates to the eponymous exhibition (touring), and the collaborations between us, among other aspects. MoreContinue reading “Black Sun conversation during London Art Book Fair”

Piercing Brightness: Shezad Dawood, 2012

Having worked with Shezad several years earlier on the book Feature: Reconstructed (published as part of the Fabrications series at Book Works), he invited me to work on a publication for his Piercing Brightness project (see also Subplots to a City post). Published on the occasion of his eponymous touring solo exhibition, Piercing Brightness is theContinue reading “Piercing Brightness: Shezad Dawood, 2012”

Black Sun with Shezad Dawood

Black Sun is a term with multiple meanings. It represents the eclipse of the day, but is also a symbol of esoteric or occult significance, used in various belief systems, from Hinduism to western hermetic traditions. It is linked to the metaphor dark night of the soul, which is used to describe a phase in aContinue reading “Black Sun with Shezad Dawood”

Subplots to a City

In Certain Places in Preston commissioned Shezad Dawood’s film project Piercing Brightness, and the Harris Museum & Art Gallery hosted the first in a series of shows related to the artist’s project and wider practice. Working with Shezad on the publication alongside the exhibitions (see this post), I met the film’s commissioners, Charles Quick and Elaine Speight,Continue reading “Subplots to a City”