Sunday, 6 October 2019

Sheffield Artists Bookfair

Had a great day at the first Sheffield Artists book fair.

Met some fabulous people and had some really interesting conversations, and picked up some interesting work. Good to see and chat to RobertGoodlongbarrowpressgordianprojects, and to meet NiseMcCulloch .

Thanks to everyone involved @artists_centre for their work in organising and to Arts Kurious for hosting at such a great venue in Kommune. Looking forward to seeing how the work towards developing ABC continues...

Friday, 4 October 2019

Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities Sheffield Edition

The newest edition of the Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Sheffield, which is edited by the brilliant Emma Bolland is going to be launched on Wednesday 9th October, at The Sheffield Tap, as part of Off the Shelf. There will be readings from some of the contributors with a second reading event on November 26th.

For more information:

I am really pleased to be included in this book in such good company alongside Helen Blejerman, Angelina D'Roza. Tim Etchells, Rachel Genn, and Sharon Kivland,

The works inside write to, around, and through the city of Sheffield.

My own work titled Lines that Echo, traces rhizomatic lines through the city while thinking through Umberto Eco's writing on the 'Encyclopaedia as Labyrinth'.

Sheffield Artists Bookfair

Excited to be taking part in the Sheffield Artists book fair  on Saturday 5 October at Castle House, Angel St in Sheffield City centre. 
There will be many stalls with some amazing work by Gordian Projects, Longbarrow Press, Robert Good and many more

For more details:

I'm looking forward to releasing two new works at the book fair:

Marginal Reading

Using drawing, notation, and photography to make and write while thinking and reading through Roland Barthes.

Promise the Infinite II

These are prints made of visual responses to the first page of Jorges Luis Borges 'The Library of Babel'. Following the books in the Library of Babel there potentially exist an infinite number of these images, all almost identical, but equally different. 
Here each set of nine works  mimic or respond to an element of the first page, and exist in relation to all possible combinations of using ink on paper (while constrained by the form of the source material)

The edition of prints will shift and change as the original works made continue to expand towards the infinite.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Concrete & Constraint Anthology

Excited to be a part of this new Anthology 'Concrete and Constraint' published by Penteract Press.

The book will be out shortly, and is already available for pre-order

Featuring work by:
Samuel Andreyev, Gary Barwin, Derek Beaulieu, Gregory Betts, Christian Bök, Luke Bradford, Franco Cortese, Clara Daneri, Lucy Dawkins, Anthony Etherin, Kyle Flemmer, Helen Frank, Ken Hunt, Nasser Hussain, Arnold McBay, Ross McCleary, Nick Montfort, Kelly Nelson, Sharon Phillips, Eric Schmaltz, Petra Schulze-Wollgast, Rachel Smith, Andrew Topel, and Catherine Vidler.

Buy it here:
Penteract Press Anthology

Monday, 24 September 2018

Regardez la Fenêtre

Last week on Wednesday 19th September I participated in Claire Lee Clee's residency of one of the shop fronts in Fitzalan Square in Sheffield: Regardez la Fenêtre

Clee worked with me was one of the invited artists who took part in my Interrupteur residency and following on from our discussion around this experience was bringing in artists into the space to work alongside as a challenge to her own practice.

For my day I wanted to explore Umberto Eco's description of the Encyclopaedia as Labyrinth. Here he writes about the different types of labyrinth, from the classical with only one possible entry and exit, to the maze with its dead ends, and the rhizomatic labyrinth which he describes as a net.

I knew that the construction of the net would visually fit with the sculptural work Clee makes and during my residency time with her I was interested by our similar concerns through different media, shifting my generally 2D thinking into 3dimensions.

In order to think through Eco's exposition I had purchased a cotton string net and wanted to draw and physically handle the net in order to perform the action of navigating the rhizomatic.
All connections being possible and each journey taken from a different starting point, using a different route across the connections.

As well as drawing, physically manipulating the bought net while discussing ideas, we constructed our own net, from string, elastic and wire, this was then hung and draped in the space amongst the other sculptural objects.

For more information about Clee's residency:

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Voler: To Steal and Fly

Excited to have just received a set of my new pamphlet work, Voler: To Steal and Fly.
This is published by the brilliant Penteract Press (@Anthony_Etherin with cover art by Clara Daneri)
Available at

The title of the work makes reference to Hélène Cixous when she writes in the Laugh of the Medusa about women's writing taking flight and jumbling the order of space - simultaneously occupying the space as birds and robbers, as both meanings are held in the translated sense of voler.

Pages are stolen from another book work -Lines of Flight, which I made for the AMBruno project [sic], and released for flight in a performative diagrammatic action, tracing lines made in a continual search for meaning.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Reflection on the Interrupteur Residency

As the outward facing part of my Interrupteur residency at Jessop West as part of the Humanities department of the University of Sheffield draws to a close there is time to reflect on the experience. This residency has been invaluable, allowing me to reflect on how this type of network practice might reveal something about the theoretical research I have been doing might be enacted in the world. 

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of spirit shown by the artists, interrupters, and academics who have helped to make the residency successful. Dialogues across disciplines and institutions have been productive in so many ways and it has been possible to push practice forward as a way of thinking through material in a way that has revealed so much for my own practice, but I hope also for the other people who have been involved.

Images from the residency have been used to visualise some of the connections and lines of flight we engaged in while we cut together-apart using practice.

To see more of what occurred during the residency please follow the link below this image:

Huge thanks go out to all the people involved with making this Residency both possible and successful. In particular: Amanda Crawley Jackson for her vision and support in making this all possible, Amy Ryall for her help in organising and the logistics, the Porters team at Jessop West, especially Roger who has been a great help, Brian Lewis from Longbarrow Press for his hard work on the postcard design, Sharon Kivland my PhD supervisor for always pushing me, all the brilliant artists who gave generously of their time: Emma Bolland, Madeleine Walton, Clee Claire Lee, Bryan Eccleshall, Jo Ray, Helen Frank, Andrew Conroy, The Roland Barthes Reading Group, and Louise Finney, the academics who are currently developing new projects the artists, and lastly all the interrupters who were diverted from their intended path through the foyer and engaged in interesting conversations, in particular Joe Edwardes-Evans, Martin Elms and Brian Lewis who became our most regular and welcome interrupters.