December 9, 2019

The last day of the exhibition, For My Love Of War, and a beautiful night sky from the rooftops of UtterBooks Studios. It's been a quiet week since our launch but "The Venice of the North Sea" signs out the day with a perfect sundown. The vessel anchored out is in an a...

December 3, 2019

For My Love of War is my own myth and invention, my own belief that humanity is in awe of its own extinction through war and that the chils is held hostage to a militarisation of perception that is totally out of step with ancient romantic ideals of conflict. Over the...

November 25, 2019

In this issue of Utter Journal there’s no conclusion or attempt to identify with the existential elements of war. Here is no more than a collection of data by one artist, his war collection, his own child like preoccupation with the overbearing reality of war. At times...

November 18, 2019

During the First World War, cultural historian Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau explained: “Children were fully integrated into the war. In all the combatant nations childhood was the target for intense propaganda designed to bring the young whole-heartedly into the war. They t...

November 11, 2019

In the series Trojan Man/Trojan Woman I tried to tackle the issue of representation in war and conflict. There exists a prevalence where the male is the conquering warrior and the female, along with the child, the victim. The problem with this, it suggests that the for...

November 4, 2019

Just about finished the text for Utter Journal 3, War. As with the selection of images it's more about taking out than putting in, and that which is taken out equates to roughly 80% of the work and even then you question as to whether the right parts have been included...

October 28, 2019

The visibility of war  is dependent from where it is being viewed. As an artist with no direct experiential knowledge of war, it has nevertheless been a constant experience. There has not been a day in my life, without war. Streamed as quotidian entertainment it's omni...

October 21, 2019

Working towards the exhibition opening on the 28th November - 7th December, plus the launch of Utter Journal 3. The underlying theme of both is how the child is held in thrall to a process of war through deliberate propaganda and message. Co-opting children into the th...

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