Writing

2023

There’s No Beginning and There Is No End: Mariah Carey and the Refusal of Time, essay published in e-flux journal Issue #138.

Essay on Alice Neel for the book Capturing the Moment, TATE Publishing.

Essay (on non-mechanical timekeeping, hating Plato, and liking shadows) for Katja Mater’s exhibition They (The Hours) at LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina. PDF.

Essay (on Cadmus, fascist appropriations of antiquity, mythology, misunderstanding, nation-building + bureaucracy) for Danae Io’s exhibition Landform Instrument at State of Concept Athens (in English with a Greek translation). PDF.

“Beverly Buchanan: Out of the Box,” a special feature of the Archives of American Art Journal. Co-edited with Tanya Sheehan and featuring contributions from Phoebe Collings-James, Daisy Derosiers, Ciarán Finlayson, Catherine Morris, Abbe Schriber, M. Ty, and Olivia K. Young. Out now as the cover feature of the Archives of American Art Journal, Volume 62, Number 1 Spring 2023.

“In Defense of the Misremembered: Orality and the Weather in the Work of Katinka Bock” (in English with a French Translation), Katinka Bock: Der Sonnenstich, Roma Publications. Also published online at Fondation Pernod Ricard’s platform TextWork.

Interview with Amie Dicke for her two-volume monograph Handle / Collecting Alibis, Walther König.

“Longer Thoughts Than Mind Can Have,” an essay on soil for Displace, an artist book printed in pigments made from soil by Elena Khurtova.

“God Talks Now,” on ventriloquism, female mystics, and Julia Heyward, Sibyl’s Mouths: A Pure Fiction Publication, ed. Rosa Aiello, Ellen Yeon Kim, Erika Landström, Luzie Meyer and Mark von Schlegell, Sternberg Press and The MIT Press.

Lessons From Scheherezade: On The Art of Indirection,” essay published in the Sandberg Institute’s graduation publication for 2022.

“To Speak of Trees,” essay co-authored with M. Ty on trees and the work of Laura Aguilar, Zoe Leonard and others, Elina Birkehag: D is For Daughter, published by Spector Books.

“Hiding in the Lights: Shimmering Opacity and the Glitter Commons in the Work of Katrina Daschner,” BURN & GLOOM! GLOW & MOON! Thousand Years of Troubled Genders, Kunsthalle Wien and Sternberg Press.

Sipping on Crystals,” essay commissioned by Western Front, Vancouver, to accompany Sol Hashemi’s exhibition Tasting Notes.

“I Scatter Myself,” essay on Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore as environmental artists, A Biography of Daphne, ed. Mihnea Mircan and Helen Hughes, Spector Books (forthcoming).

“In the Arms of the Sea: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore at the Water’s Edge,” in the publication for the 24th Biennale of Sydney Ten Thousand Suns (forthcoming).

Interview with Annie Sprinkle for Movement Research Performance Journal (forthcoming).

2022

Notes on Termites, essay on vibrators and vibratory ontologies with Dora Budor’s work ‘Termites’ in Dora Budor: Continent, published by Kunsthaus Bregenz and Walther König.

No Linear Fucking Time, introduction to the ‘Prospctions’ journal focus at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. Written with co-editor Rachael Rakes.

Interview with Elizabeth Freeman, published as part of ‘No Linear Fucking Time’ at BAK’s online journal Prospections.

What a way to make a living, on Tehching Hsieh, Dolly Parton, and anti-work politics, published as part of ‘No Linear Fucking Time’ at BAK’s online journal Prospections.

“WET TALK”, a short text for an exhibition of Aileen Murphy’s paintings at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.

“Microphone,” for STAGES, a monograph on the work of Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, published by Spector Books.

I answered some questions about teaching for Art & Education’s Office Hours series.

2021

Down the Desire Path” published by Commissioned Critique (Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam).

Songs From The Compost: Notes on Symbiotic Relationality and Eglė Budvytytė’s Lichenous Poetics,” an essay on Budvytytė’s Songs From The Compost (exhibited as part of The Milk of Dreams at the 59th Venice Biennale), published in Forest as a Journal (The Lithuanian Culture Institute). PDF.

Genius Vs. Lesbian” an essay I wrote on Emma Wolf-Haugh’s Eileen Gray and the queer arts of reappropriation, published by X-TRA.

Hush Now“: an essay I wrote about the languages of silence in the work of Terre Thaemlitz is online at The Contemporary Journal.

“Eruptions of Silence”: I wrote an essay about silence and laughter in Marleen Gorris’s 1982 ‘feminist thriller’ A Question of Silence, for Another Gaze journal. The text is now published on their new online screening platform Another Screen, with a restored version of the film – now subtitled in 8 languages – available 23 April–3 May.

“NO, THIS IS A SCAR: A roundtable discussion on two films about hands, by Maria Lassnig and Ayesha Hameed” in Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal – issue 05. I participated in this roundtable discussion, which was originally published as part of a program organised by Sam Dolbear for Another Gaze’s online screening platform (with Portuguese, Spanish, Korean and Greek translations).

I wrote about one of Zoe Leonard’s aerial photographs for the magazine accompanying A FIRE IN MY BELLY at Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin, on show February 6–December 12. Here’s a PDF.

I wrote an essay for Katja Mater’s new book Time is an Arrow, Error, available here.

2020

Co-authored with M. Ty: Enduring Ornament, an essay about rust for the book Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure (ICI Berlin press), PDF here.

Listening to Silence, book chapter in ‘Master of Voice’, edited by Lisette Smits, Sternberg Press.

I interviewed artist and writer Anna Zett for Paradoxa journal No. 31, Climate Fictions, edited by Alison Sperling.

I wrote a text about gossip, and Fama, the monsterous goddess of rumour, for Matilda Kenttä’s exhibition at Kunstverein Amsterdam.

2019

Holes Piled on Holes published (with a Dutch translation) in ‘Extended Matter’ by P/////AKT Amsterdam.

Catalogue essay for Julia Dubsky’s exhibition The Marshland Akimbo at Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London.

Exhibition review: Laurie Parsons at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, for Art-Agenda.

Exhibition review: World Receivers: Georgiana Houghton, Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz at Lenbachhaus, Munich, Art-Agenda.

I interviewed Anna Zett for vdrome, their film This Unwieldy Object is screening online 15–28 January.

2018

Objects moving are not impressed, book chapter inTime in the History of Art: Temporality, Chronology, and Anachrony’, Moxey K. and Karlholm D. (eds.), Routledge, UK.

What Might This Be? essay for the 2 UNLIMITED exhibition publication, De Appel, Amsterdam (also republished online for De Appel Reads #8).

Wearing Out, catalogue essay for Joke Robaard’s exhibition at Club Solo and M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp.

2017

Beside Ourselves, essay on Eglè Budvytytè’s performance Shakers, Lovers and Bystanders for the book ‘AARHUS 2017: European Capital of Culture’.

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore: A Lichenous Embrace, Girls Like Us magazine #10.

The Permanent Collection in e-flux journal #78. First published (with a French translation) in ‘The Life and Death of Works of Art’, Christophe Lemaitre (ed.), Tombolo Presses, France. Also republished (with a Dutch translation) in ‘Pense-Bête’ by P/////AKT Amsterdam.