For a decade I've been contributing reviews, interviews and essays to arts and cultural publications. I write about contemporary art, books, films and digital culture.
Here are some of my favourites.
I have written a number of texts about the Iranian-born, Manchester-based artist Shahrokh Na'el, including catalogue essays and bios.
Shipping Containers are not Housing
I wrote for Tribune about Manchester, homelessness, and the sinister aesthetics of shipping container 'luxury'.
Bodies in spaces: On Chantal Akerman's My Mother Laughs
Periphery figures move in and out of the text’s field of vision. We glimpse them out of the corner of our eye as they perform the duties of care.
Radical Attention + Glitch Feminism
For The Cleveland Review of Books I wrote about two contemporary essayists contemplating attention and resistance within the digital landscape.
The Observer/Burgess Prize
I wrote for The Observer on TV programme Waterloo Road, the pervasiveness of playground myths and class in the classroom.
Through Lines: On Wanye Koestenbaum's Figure It Out
For The Cleveland Review of Books I wrote about argument, deviation and the flirtatious essay in Wayne Koestenbaum's latest collection.
The Double Negative
I interviewed novelist and essayist Olivia Sudjic. We discussed digital spaces, 'talismanic' female writers and the compelling 'pocket magic' of the smartphone.
My exhibition reviews cover artists such as Dean Kenning at Matt's Gallery, Sung Tieu at Nottingham Contemporary, Pavel Pepperstein in Moscow and David Lynch at Manchester International Festival.
Walking as Resistance
For Tribune I wrote about how pyschogeographic practitioners in Manchester examine and resist gentrification.