30 May 2023
Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh
19 April 2023
A new opera-film, written and co-directed by me, with artist-filmmaker Margaret Salmon and composer Annea Lockwood.
22 August 2022
Judge and host of the 2022 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award
19 August 2022
Reading the World live event.
1 June 2022
Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
21 January 2022
Special screening and reading at Northern Ireland’s Feminist and Queer Art Histories symposium, The Courtauld, London.
27 August 2021
Keynote presentation at Performing Arts Research Center (Tutke), Theatre Academy, Uniarts Helsinki Colloquium on Artistic Research.
Royal Opera House
12 July 2021
Opera-in-progress at the Royal Opera House, London
Museum of the Home
12 June 2021
Eleven-channel sound installation and radio broadcast. Shortlisted for the 2023 New Music Scotland sonic art award.
Paul Mellon Centre
28 April 2021
Me talking about the encounters, materials, voices and texts that have shaped my writing: Audre Lorde, Quatermass, Jon Snow & Gerry Adams, Leigh Bowery.
Aftereffects and Untold Histories, Politics and Spaces of Performance since the 1990s
15 April 2021
My keynote at the conference 'Aftereffects and Untold Histories, Politics and Spaces of Performance since the 1990s'.
School of Advanced Study
18 March 2021
What new tools are emerging for recording and sharing cultural heritage?
16 March 2021
Writing is…Art / with Kathryn Scanlan and Maria Fusco
19 February 2021
An essay about working class method.
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities
4 November 2020
Convener of Practice Research Assembly at The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities.
Abbey, National Theatre of Ireland
3 November 2020
Award from The Abbey Theatre Dublin as part of their Engine Room development funding.
11 June 2020
A feature about my work.
8 March 2020
Working with the Royal Opera House to develop a new opera.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
31 January 2020
An event to celebrate my Bothy Project William Grant Foundation residency on Eigg.
international research collaboration
16 January 2020
Research Writing Studio, an international collaboration.
AHRC funded network
15 November 2019
Exploring new creative and critical practices for and about dialect.
Scottish Book Trust
1 August 2019
I was awarded the The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, an annual award from the Scottish Book Trust.
Accidental Editions at South London Gallery
5 June 2019
The launch of my limited edition vinyl with Accidental Editions.
Institute of English Studies & UEA & National Centre for Writing
1 June 2019
Plenary speaker at a summit on the creative-critical.
16 May 2019
Commission from Radiophrenia.
8 May 2019
Whitechapel Gallery invited me to make an exhibition.
18 March 2019
Residency in Sweeney's Bothy on the little isle of Eigg.
8 March 2019
Me being interviewed by Chris Sharratt about my teaching methods in Art & Education.
15 February 2019
Keynote speaker at conference about writing as gesture.
BBC Radio 4
13 December 2018
BBC Radio 4 documentary about the peaceline I grew up beside in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
National Theatre Wales
28 July 2018
A play celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS commissioned by National Theatre Wales.
19 November 2017
A new broadcast work.
Aarhus Literature Centre
2 September 2017
A symposium examining and testing art writing in the Nordic context.
1 September 2017
Text and visual and spacial culture.
Aeromoto, Mexico City
5 August 2017
Exhibition of books on the theme of illegibility.
11 May 2017
A performative lecture at Arnolfini in Bristol.
IUAV University of Venice
5 May 2017
The Happy Hypocrite in Fiamme.
Leeds College of Art
20 April 2017
A symposium and exhibition on the theme of 'gendered words'.
BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature
19 March 2017
BBC Radio 3 feature about Canadian public intellectual Marshall McLuhan.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
15 March 2017
In conversation with artists Jessica Harrison and Jonathan Owen.
The Common Guild, Glasgow
18 January 2017
My new project considering the critical uses of vernacular forms of speaking and writing.
University of Glasgow
26 November 2016
A symposium about art, theatre and performativity.
University of Edinburgh
23 November 2016
In conversation with Tony Oursler and James Lingwood.
27 May 2016
Reading at the International Literature Festival in Dublin.
21 May 2016
Reading at Hauntings event at the Bluecoat in Liverpool.
30 March 2016
The launches of Master Rock book.
18 March 2016
In conversation with Kreider/O'Leary about experimental writing.
30 January 2016
Writing masterclass on objects and their place in the world.
The MAC, Belfast
23 January 2016
A reading of a newly commissioned piece to accompany Felix Gonzalez-Torres' solo exhibition at The MAC in Belfast.
15 October 2015
A commission from Artangel & BBC Radio 4.
12 March 2015
A poetry reading.
11 January 2015
Talking about traces, the experimental and feminist anti-narratives.
9 December 2014
An evening about writing about art writing.
The Common Guild
2 October 2014
25 July 2014
An exhibition about the nature of photography today.
28 June 2014
University of Edinburgh
18 June 2014
An international conference on mountains studies in place, society and cultural representation.
A two day event on New Narratives in art writing.
3 March 2014
Lawrence Corby's exhibition of paintings.
Flip Project Space
19 February 2014
Group exhibition in Naples.
16 January 2014
A short conversation with Jim Elkins.
14 December 2013
My Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle.
24 October 2013
Edinburgh and London launches of The Happy Hypocrite issue 6.
23 October 2013
Launches and readings of my latest book.
28 September 2013
Artists Moving Image Festival at Tramway, Glasgow, examining the ecology of art work. I presented two Belfast-made television documentaries at this diverse range of film, video and performance.
16 September 2013
Writer-in-Residence at Palácio Pombal in Lisbon.
2 September 2013
Defining the next four decades.
1 July 2013
Adaptation is a phased year long project considering the effect that changing circumstances can have on forms, with Banu Cennetoglu & Philippine Hoegen, Maria Fusco, Dominic Paterson and Sarah Tripp. I am working on writings based on the film roles of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland.
23 May 2013
Ten days, one hundred events in Vienna.
14 March 2013
I was invited to keynote at the International Art Writing Seminar in Aarhus.
24 July 2012
My residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.
2 June 2012
The Happy Hypocrite's new cycle of art writing readings.
16 June 2011
An exhibition about how reading literature can be at the core of contemporary art practice.
2 June 2011
My residency at Cove Park in Scotland.
3 May 2011
Me + The Mechanical Copula + London Word Festival.
5 November 2010
Hot off the press.
27 March 2010
COSEY COMPLEX came crashing into consciousness one Thursday afternoon near Kings Lynn as Cosey Fanni Tutti and I talked about, amongst other things, how nomenclatures can numb, nurture, pay and percolate concepts into life. This wonky process of taxonomy got me thinking on the train back to London if Cosey could be methodology in and of itself.
21 November 2009
Maybe the world's first Festival of Art Writing? This parley-based event took as its eponymous starting point issue three of The Happy Hypocrite, Volatile Dispersal: Speed and Reading, as usual themed by methodology, as usual not themed by content.
Art Writing Readings
22 September 2009
Living Clay was a series of bi-monthly reading events, co-hosted by myself and an invited publication, about art writing as a meeting place for deduction, disagreement and debate, part of my role as Writer-in-Residence at Whitechapel Gallery. Guest publications included: Cabinet (New York), The Happy Hypocrite (London), Fillip (Vancouver), MATERIAL (Los Angeles) and F.R. David (Amsterdam).
Arts Writing Symposium
18 June 2009
A two-day symposium discussing the practice of contemporary art writing at Whitechapel Gallery, London, as part of my role as Writer-in-Residence there. Speakers included: Beatrice Gibson, Jennifer Higgie, Craig Martin and Alexandre Singh.
27 March 2009
An experimental one-day publishing project devised by myself, and produced in collaboration with APFEL A Practice for Everyday Life, Art Quarters Press and Matt’s Gallery, London.
27 February 2009
A two-day international conference held at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. Participants included: Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Jeff Derksen, Diedrich Diederichsen, Maria Fusco, Markus Miessen, Tom Morton, John O’Brian, Kristina Lee Podesva, Jordan Strom, William Wood and Tirdad Zolghadr.
27 November 2004
A conference on contemporary independent arts publishing which I convened at Tate Modern.