Moloheya (2006)

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Recipe for Moloheya, a nutriitious dish popular in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Morocco, Libya. Events, discussion and DVD with Haim Ben Shitrit, Fabrica and local residents. A Brighton and Hove City Council Commission.

Fire & Glass (2008)

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Late one afternoon. A short autobiographical happening concerning fire and glass structures. A greenhouse full to overflowing with smoke, it leaks from the inside. Smoke is one of the main purgative cleansers used in horticulture; it has a history that goes … Continue reading

Blue Blouse (2017)

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolutions New Factory of the Eccentric Actor produced a rousing tribute to the collective effort of Blue Blouse theatre groups who performed in factories in the USSR, USA, Germany and across Europe … Continue reading

POW Interview (1991)

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‘POW Interview’ is a short hostage tape produced for a video diary call-out by FACT in Liverpool. It’s my personal response to life on the dole and the history of European resistance movements. Also there is a nod to pop … Continue reading

Cosy (2009)

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“A photograph of a group of postal workers celebrating with another, smaller, indistinct group of people, mainly women, around a large, padded textile object. It is the middle of the night. They drink champagne out of mugs and are shaking … Continue reading

Holed Up (2008)

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Exhibition view. Twelve cash machine photographs. Grey Area. Brighton Photo Fringe. I have been taking photographs of redundant ATMs for the past six years. Initially I was intrigued by the inept way the builders were attempting to prise new blocks of (false) marble … Continue reading

The you you meet en route (2013)

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In May 2013 I walked from Brighton to Newhaven, crossed the channel to Dieppe, carried on to Rouen and from there down the Seine to Burgundy. From Dijon I took the tow path of the Rhine Rhone link canal then … Continue reading