Monday, November 16, 2009

Small Publisher's Book Fair London

light-trap press recently had a stand at the 9th International Small Publisher's Book Fair London. We were able to show twelve labours, The Night Ladder and holding Job's hand to the many people who visited our stand.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Up coming events

Poetry Reading:

National Library of Wales Aberystwyth with Keri Finlayson lunchtime 10 November

Date: Wednesday 11 November
Venue: Menzies Centre, Australia Centre, Corner Strand and Melbourne Place, London
Cost: Free
Please rsvp to for details

light-trap press will have a stand at the London Small Publisher's Fair ... 13/14 November. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (tube: Holborn) Main Hall, open 11am – 7pm. Admission free. Readings (including one by Angela Gardner) 14th Nov afternoon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Current drawing project at UWIC

I've been working in the studio at UWIC School of Art...exploring the sensory and graphic elements of the written as visual language dislocated from the sign-specific meaning of words themselves. This is seeing whether theories that originated in linguistics such as Julia Kristeva’s argument for the materiality of language through the gesture of writing have a correlation in visual language. I've also been thinking about Derrida’s absent/presence narrative and the silence of spaces whether it can be interpreted as the artworld’s ‘negative space’. How do writing and drawing relate to each other? Obviously I have a lot to learn about linguistics but thinking about how these concepts translate in the studio is proving very interesting. Drawings in the sequence are currently titled "Out of Sight (of thought)" Drawings are in unfinished works in progress.

Derek Jarman's house and Dungeness

Had a wonderful few days with Laurie Duggan and Rosemary. Laurie took us all the way across the other side of Kent to visit Derek Jarman's house and Dungeness. Strange and wonderful.