Barbican Art Gallery

June 2023 and August 2018. New poetry and performance in dialogue with major artist retrospectives.

I have an ongoing artistic relationship with the Barbican Centre, the largest arts centre in Europe. This has involved performances, workshops, and learning programmes with many of its venues and departments. These include the Creative Development department, the Young Barbican team, the Art Gallery, the Conservatory, The Pit, the 2000 capacity Concert Hall, and the historic St Giles Cripplegate church located within the Estate.

Carrie Mae Weems

June 2023. I wrote and performed new work in response to a exhibition of photography and multimedia work, described as ‘the first major UK exhibition dedicated to one of the most influential American artists working today’. My work drew out the themes of power, desire and counterculture that suffuse Weems’ extraordinary work.

Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship

August 2018. This double-bill exhibition was the first UK retrospective of Lange’s groundbreaking 20th century documentary photography, and the first major UK solo show for Winship’s work. I produced and performed new poetry on the threads that connect their work: nature, the built environment, social history and memory.