Approved: 16.08.2006

seekers of lice

Artist, Writer

Approved: 16.08.2006

seekers of lice proposes art as an insect bite, infecting the blood through proximity, anecdote, annexation, colonisation, infection, inoculation: scratch the itch & itch the scratch. seekers of lice works with text, image and objects. Works include writing for performance, including collaboration with other artists, making objects and text pieces for exhibition, talks, interventions, and writing

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  • Location: London, South East
  • Categories: Book Works, Intervention, Performance, Sculpture, Text
 

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    Biography

    seekers of lice proposes art as an insect bite, infecting the blood through proximity, anecdote, annexation, colonisation, infection, inoculation: scratch the itch & itch the scratch. seekers of lice works with text, image and objects. Works include writing for performance, including collaboration with other artists, making objects and text pieces for exhibition, talks, interventions, and writing for publication in books and magazines. Works are sometimes of an ephemeral nature, finding gaps and spaces in which to operate. Recent books include Encyclops. (IF P THEN Q ) and Fly-leaf.  seekers of lice has work in various collections including Tate Library, Tate Britain; Modern British Collections, The British Library; MoMA Library, USA ; Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, USA; Chelsea College of Art and Design Library, London; Artist's Book Collection, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE; Czytelnia Liberatury Malopolski Instytut Kultury, Kraków, Poland; Jan Michalski Foundation, Switzerland. Contact: seekersoflice@aol.co.uk

    CV & Education

    Books

    2014  Fly-leaf

    2014  Encyclops.  (IF P THEN Q )

    2013   Limber  (The Knives, Forks and  Spoons Press)
    2012   Theatre of Objects (VerySmallKitchen)
    2012  NATURES MORTES / STILL LIFES
    2011   lilmp
    2011   The Bride of L'Amor-mor-l'amor
    2010   bird call
    2009  moebius dispute : 210 x 148 mm 44pp 2009 - quandaries book and cd
    2008   &1 catalogue of texts for "foreshore : precarious to Rapunzel" 105 x 74 mm ; 112 pp
    2008   decimals of feelings 210 x 148 mm ; 42 pp translucent paper
    2008   dumb show 3 scripts for a theatre of objects 148 x 105 mm; 40 pp total
    2008   quot 198 x 210 mm ; 19 pp translucent paper
    2007  seekers of lice 359º catalogue of texts for "East End 359º" ; 210 x 148 mm ; 44pp

    Work published in books, magazines and journals

    2016  "tropes of everyday life"  commissioned work for OEI 71/72

    2015 Guest artist for Collective Investigations with "I read to the middle"

    Collective Investigations is a London based artists’ collective, interested in experimental publishing, book history and book culture.
    http://collective-investigations.blogspot.co.uk

    2015 "Fly-blown" VLAK 5

    2015 Painted, Spoken 27

    2013  The Book is A-Live!  ed. Emmanuelle Waeckerle and Richard Sawdon Smith
    2013  The Other Room  Anthology 5 ed. Tom Jenks, James Davies and Scott Thurston
    2013  onedit 17
    2012  soanyway; eccolinguistics 2.1; Rattle 3; VLAK 3; VerySmallKitchen; quarterafter

    Solo Exhibition

    2013  Encyclops.  news of the world gallery, Deptford, London

    http://www.thecentreofattention.org/notw.html

    Curated Exhibitions

    2015  7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015

              Venues including Leipzig Book Fair; Museo Leone, Vercelli, Italy: Vilnius, Lithuania.

    2013   X100. An exhibition of books from 100 launches at X marks the Bokship, Bethnal Green

                Including "Theatre of Objects"

    2013   4 Days, ARNOLFINI, Bristol

    2013   Press and Release 2013, Phoenix Brighton, Brighton

    2012   A PIGEON, A KITCHEN AND AN ANNEXE: SITES OF ALTERNATIVE PUBLISHING, FIVE YEARS, London
    2011   Creamy Language, Totalkunst Gallery, Edinburgh
    2010   Book Arts Fayre Ffotogallery Cardiff, Cardiff
    2010   d a u m e n k i n o - t h u m b c i n e m a, Bookarrtbookshop, 17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton,   London
    2010   Mill24, Mill24, Manchester
    2010   SMALL, The Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh
    2010  WRITING/EXHIBITION/PUBLICATION, The Pigeon Wing, London
    2009  Artists’ Publishing Part I, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England,, Bristol
    2009  5th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2009, Gallery "Arka", Vilnius, Lithuania., Vilnius, Lithuania
    2009   In Their Own Words, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
    2008   GOODS In curated by Charlie Levine and Harminder Singh Judge, Furniture Factory, 332 - 346 Moseley Road, Birmingham
    2008   WRAPPED and encased IN LIVERPOOL 08, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool
    2007   "Upstaging Nature (You Can't See The Art For The Trees)", Lookoutpost. London Wildlife Trust, London
    2007  Slow Light, Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Live/Performance

    2013  "I'm too lonely for that" Short film of texts and images Small Publishers Fair 2013

    2013  THE NOTECARDS at the SouthBank Centre with pressfreepress
    http://thenotecards.wordpress.com/
    2012   EXPERIMENTAL POETRY, The Other Room, Manchester
    2012   Theatre of Objects, Small Publishers Fair, London
    2011    'A Minor Poet of the 21st Century: 59 index cards in no particular order', Small Publishers Fair 2011, London
    2010   l i g h t d r i f t, Thames Embankment, North Side, above Lambeth Bridge, London
    2009   Q – Quot - Reading for Resonance Radio's Encyclopodia 26 interviews on and around the subject of books, to accompany the London Art Book Fair 2009 , Whitechapel Gallery, London E1

    Intervention

    2012   Paper Bags series 3 natures mortes / s t i l l l i f e s, ARNOLFINI; Walter Koenig Books Serpentine Gallery; Marcus Campbell Art Books;Bookartbookshop, Bristol and London 2012 - Paper Bags series 3 natures mortes / s t i l l l i f e s, Aye-Aye Books, Glasgow
    2010   LOUSE FACTORY, Arnolfini, Bristol 2010 - LOUSE FACTORY, Koenig Books at the Serpentine Gallery, London 2010 - LOUSE FACTORY, Marcus Campbell Art Books, London
    2008   foreshore : precarious to Rapunzel, Thames foreshore, opposite Tate Modern, London
    2008   quandaries, bookartbookshop, Hoxton, London; Ikon Gallery Bookshop, Birmingham; Marcus Campbell Art Books, London; Art Words Bookshop, London; The Permanent Gallery, Brighton; Mr Cappuccino, 12 Hooper Street, London E1 8BP; Arnolfini Bookshop, Bristol; Here Shop & Gallery, 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol
    2008   triangulation point // "LA POESIE EST DORENAVANT DANS LA RUE", public area : the green beside Adler Street E1 and Whitechapel Road, opposite WHITECHAPEL, London
    2008   triangulation point // "LA POESIE EST DORENAVANT DANS LA RUE", public area: quayside opposite the Watershed, Bristol
    2007   East End 359º , installation on the street, Aldgate East to Old Street, London

    Solo exhibitions

    2009  seekers of lice at bookartbookshop, bookartbookshop, Hoxton, London N1 6HB
    2009  seekers of lice 359º, Bookshop and Reading Room, Arnolfini Gallery , Bristol BS1 4QA

    Artist talks

    2012  Invent the Present III    Book Live Conference London South Bank University, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUATnOxUUM0&feature=youtu.be
    2011   I am not a Poet I'm a Minor Poet of the Twenty-First Century   Totalkunst Gallery, Edinburgh
    2010   Invent the Present    Chelsea College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, London
    2009   Escape routes exist : questions and statements    School of Creative Arts, University of the West of England, Bristol, Bristol
    2009   seekers of lice in conversation with William English, Resonance FM, London

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2009   Shortlist for Michael Marks Pamphlet Award, The British Library / The Poetry Book Society, London

    Public Collections

    Tate Library Tate Britain; Modern British Collections The British Library; MoMA Library Museum of Modern Art New York; Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection The Art Institute of Chicago USA; Chelsea College of Art and Design Library London UK; Artist's Book Collection Centre for Fine Print Research UWE UK; Centre for Artists' Books, University of Dundee; University and State Library of Dusseldorf Germany; Czytelnia Liberatury Malopolski Instytut Kultury, Kraków, Poland; Archive ARNOLFINI Bristol UK; Bury Art Musesum UK.

    Other

    2015 review of Encyclops. Sabotage reviews http://sabotagereviews.com/2015/05/18/encyclops-by-seekers-of-lice/

    2014 review of Encyclops.http://imaseriousjournalistyouknow.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/encyclops/

    2012 review of seekers of lice at The Other Room http://artoffiction.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-other-room.html
    2012  THEATRE OF OBJECTS: A DIALOGUE WITH SEEKERS OF LICE http://verysmallkitchen.com/2012/09/24/theatre-of-objects-a-dialogue-with-seekers-of-lice/
    2012   Speaker at BOOK LIVE! Conference, London South Bank University, London
    2007   Saatchi Online Critics' Choice By Catherine Taft http://magazine.saatchionline.com/contributors/seekers_of_lice_saatchi_online