Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Recent Writing + New Projects

Lewis recently reviewed Julia Gorton's exhibition Pretty in Punk at Untitled Bar for Hackney Citizen, as well as Richard Linklater's new film Last Flag Flying for Loose Lips.
Read them here:

Last Flag Flying
Pretty in Punk x Julia Gorton

Lewis is also delighted to be working with Bootworks Theatre Company on their publications DIY. DIY and DIY Too are available for purchase through Unbound here, with further information about DIY Three to follow.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Heres to a great 2018, and a new stage of projects! Having completed a PhD in 2017, ran writing projects at huge international festivals, had writing appear in numerous publications and taught several undergraduate courses at different universities, the new year is full of promise. In 2018 Lewis will:

  • Continue to work with writing partners at international arts festivals.
  • Be producing more arts journalism and commentary for various sites and publications.
  • Expand his academic and research profile through conferences and publications.
  • Continue to develop his teaching profile in HE.
  • Reengage with creative projects more directly. Lewis' most recent dramaturgical work - Stacy Makishi's The Comforter, is at The Yard in January 2018.
  • Be bringing a new focus to his personal creative practice, including new music and performance projects. 

Enquiries or information about interesting projects are always welcome! Contact.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Raindance Film Festival 2017

Lewis reviewed two films for Loose Lips' coverage of the Raindance Film Festival 2017 in London. Read them below:

Bruce La Bruce's The Misandrists, and its revolutionary politics (sexual and otherwise).

Out Of The Shadows, a fantastic documentary on British artist Penny Slinger.

Penny Slinger, Deal Breaker, 1977

Monday, 4 September 2017

TSOTF Edinburgh 2017

Lewis is now back in London after a month in Edinburgh as lead writer for The Sick of the Fringe.

See Lewis's diagnoses below:

Give Me You Love - Ridiculusmus
Me and My Bee - ThisEgg
Stegosaurus - ES Productions
Wretched - Richard Stott
Out - Rachael Young with Dwayne Antony
Ensonglopedia of Science - John Hinton
Siri - La Messe Base with Aurora Nova
I Am A Tree - Jamie Wood
Hear Me Raw - Lipsink Theatre
Eve - Jo Clifford and NTS

Read his prognosis, a longer reflection on Edinburgh, here.

See those by other writers here.

In other projects, Lewis is returning to Queen Mary University of London to teach in September 2017. He is also working with Stacy Makishi on a new performance piece, and developing a band, Gemma From The Poster, with several old friends.

Check back here for more updates on publications, conferences, teaching and performances.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Forthcoming Projects

Lewis will be in Edinburgh for all of August with The Sick of the Fringe, as Lead Writer for the Diagnoses project.

This is alongside the work that Lewis has been doing with groups of new writers at Normal? Festival Folkestone and Manchester International Festival 2017. He will also be returning to teach at Queen Mary University of London in September, after passing his PhD with minor corrections in July 2017.

Stay tuned for more details about forthcoming projects!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Recent Writing

Lewis recently reviewed Maeve Brennan's film installation The Drift at Chisenhale Gallery for Hackney Citizen.

Also, click here to see Lewis's contribution to Something Other's 'Library of Unfinished Texts', an essay fragment on Ron Athey, Jerry Lee Lewis and Evangelicalism.

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Sick of the Fringe - Prognoses

Lewis is delighted to continue his work with The Sick of the Fringe. For the forthcoming London edition of the festival he has coordinated five 'Prognoses' as an extension of the 'Diagnoses' produced for Edinburgh in 2015 and 2016.

Read Lewis's introduction to the project here.
Read Prognosis 1 here.
Read Prognosis 2 here.
Read Prognosis 3 here.
Read Prognosis 4 here.
Read Prognosis 5 here.