This interview was originally published in ARC Magazine #21, 'Re-Issue', 2017 Much like the fictions of J.G Ballard or the reworked fairy tales of Robert Coover, the novels of Tom McCarthy are punctured with moments of carefully orchestrated traumas. One man obsessively re-enacts memories from his past, voluntarily trapped in a stuttering present. Another delights … Continue reading ‘There Has Never Been Anything Original’: An Interview with Tom McCarthy
This piece was originally written and performed for the event 'ARE YOU READY?' an evening of readings curated by students of the RCA in collaboration with the Museum of London in anticipation of the museum’s move to their new location in Smithfield Market. 'That Night, Again' was written in response to the closing and subsequent re-opening … Continue reading That Night, Again
This piece was written in response to a brief on ‘Attention’. It describes a moment where I find myself paying attention not only to a subject (techno music) but also attempts to explore the act of writing attentively. Coffee grinding, forks scraping, kids crying, doors opening. Doors closing. Sirens interjecting without prompt, piercing reminders of … Continue reading Attention!