Texts

This is an ongoing series of articles and essays with subjects including art, performance and culture.

The bifurcations of bilge

Being some meditations on memorable canteen medals, banned comics, art dealers, and other diversions of an amusing and entertaining manner.

Continue reading »

Bury Me The Mask – Article 2014

Magazine article published in Mobile 3, November 2014. With inserts by Andrew Cochrane.

Continue reading »

PALMIER ROI: Being some rambles around Palermo, Sicily

King of the Palms – The Grand Hotel et des Palmes Palermo, September 2014: my sojourn in Sicily for a week commenced in an air conditioned communion with the spirits of the former guests of this once ostentatious hotel, whose …

Continue reading »

Looking at the Watchers

In exploring the grotesque I am encountering new epiphanies in photographs found online or in obsolete books. The selective eye screens thousands, hundreds of thousands of images before, like a fly it settles on something choice to feed upon and …

Continue reading »

Sleight of Hand

Whilst visiting Rome I stumbled across a curious painting by a follower of Hieronymus Bosch called ‘The Conjourer’ (c.1475-80) in an extraordinary exhibition, tucked away in a 16th century palazzo just a few streets from the Pantheon. There are at …

Continue reading »

Some vignettes on shadows and best kept secrets

As with early hand tinted cinema films, certain sections of a performance may appear in ethereal colours, augmented by ultra violet light, or accentuated by mutlicoloured shadow play. The initial effect is as fleeting and arbitrary as it is accidental; …

Continue reading »

Towards a new barbarism of expression – Essay March 2014

Notes from the Zone: Towards a new barbarism of expression. Some notes about prehistoric art objects, images and notions about shamanism/performance art.

Continue reading »

Bury Me The Mask – Essay 2013

Shaun Caton with inserts by Andrew Cochrane. Shaun Caton: I have been making performances since my childhood, when I created a secret world, with impossibly obsessive rules. A world of bizarre croaking languages, confined spaces full of weeds, broken glass …

Continue reading »

Texts on Drawing

Drawing is commenced by the movement of the wrist and hand, somehow an image is born from the chaos of mark making with ink. I often superimpose and blot out an image with white paint, only to reform and regenerate it …

Continue reading »