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.

Monday, 5 December 2016

New Review and Conference

Lewis reviewed the amazing Kembra Pfahler's show Capital Improvements for Hackney Citizen.

Image courtesy of Kembra Pfahler and Emalin Gallery

And also presented his paper 'No Discipline: The Post-Punk Polymath' at the Art of Punk Conference at the University of Northampton.

Friday, 11 November 2016

The Horror, The Horror

Ai Weiwei, White House (1999)
I will not mistake despair for doing something.
I will volunteer more.
I will protest more.
I will be more of an activist.
I will use my privilege to help those who don't have the same.
I will show solidarity, in person as well as online.
I will advocate for good art that is a positive force.
I will not support bad art/people/things/institutions.