The Critic as Gesture or John Malkovich’s middle name is Gavin
"Whilst it is the wish of all of us who are self-conscious and precocious enough to want to be witnessed publically as being proficient, finally we cannot place trust in, nor shit from the great arse of this vainglorious instinct."
The Critic as Gesture or John Malkovich’s middle name is Gavin is an essay in the collected The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, edited by Emily Orley and Katja Hilevaara.
My essay is a new view on how critics must avoid calcification and repetition.
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Published by Routledge, London, 2018