East London on Film Festival (June, 2014)

  In June 2014, I curated and co-hosted a small film festival at Birkbeck Cinema, in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image and the Derek Jarman Lab. The festival, 'East London on Film', arose from a number of conversations and my own research into the filmic history of East London, and the… Continue reading East London on Film Festival (June, 2014)

Review: The View from the Train by Patrick Keiller

Patrick Keiller’s film London (1994) has haunted and intrigued me since I first saw it nearly five years ago. The film, a blend of documentary and fiction, presents a year in London as seen through the eyes of an imaginary protagonist, Robinson, whose thoughts and insights are related by an unnamed narrator. Keiller, through Robinson, seeks to… Continue reading Review: The View from the Train by Patrick Keiller

Watching & Waiting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU8kW0PEOb0 This short film piece, was conceived as part of a visual exploration and documentation of unknown places in East London. It was my attempt to discover unknown spaces and really look at them. This abandoned warehouse on edge of the Regents canal is no longer being used, and involved a kind boatman to reach,… Continue reading Watching & Waiting

Tactile Tactics: Yarn Installations in Public Urban Spaces Or/ Ariadne’s Employment

This piece is from a presentation given in 2013, and part of a series of writings about tactical practices using urban public spaces. ____________________________________________________ Tactile Tactics: Yarn Installations in Public Urban Spaces Or/ Ariadne’s Employment What I would like to present today is some strands of the research I have been exploring with regards to the… Continue reading Tactile Tactics: Yarn Installations in Public Urban Spaces Or/ Ariadne’s Employment