Madrid Research

Selected compilation of research process for Microhabitable project: Matadero Madrid – Artists Residency Centre; my studio in Matadero; Palacio de Cristal de Arganzuela; water drops in the tropical zone in Palacio de Cristal de Arganzuela; Jose Manuel Naredo biosphere cycle; Manzanares River; bookshelf; Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, exterior panels, Prado; Leticia Felgueroso,…

The Garden of Earthly Delights

I am starting an artist’s residency next week at Matadero in Madrid as part of the Microhabitable project, co-organised with Serpentine Galleries and INLAND. I’m intending to explore human and non-human entanglements through twitter fiction and a publication.  I will build on my previous published and installed texts – Meanda, The Water Age, Ink Tourettes. I’m interested to…

Simon Mawer, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

I’ve recently published two articles. An interview with Booker short-listed novelist, Simon Mawer, is published in my regular column for The Displaced Nation. His novel, Tightrope, set in 1950s London, won the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Mawer had a peripatetic upbringing and now lives in Italy. He says that not feeling at home…