My practice lies at the intersection between textual and textile, broadly concerned with themes of reciprocity, the exchange and interrelationship of beings and materials within both an experiential, ecological and a mythological framework. My primary focus tends to be the site of the page, I make both pages and poems which encourages me to be constantly and simultaneously aware of the process of each and their interaction with each other. I am interested in explorations of intimacy in relation to the meeting and touch of surfaces. Invisibility, impermanence, illegibility, radical tenderness and the illogical are often reoccurring themes and improvisation is also key.
(recycled poetry chapbook, abaca and cotton fibres)
Sarah Eliza Kelly. Poet, hand paper-maker and interdisciplinary artist based in London, UK. She has published widely in journals and anthologies and performs regularly at poetry events across Europe. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is held in private collections. She is currently studying for a TECHNE doctoral scholarship at the Royal College of Art alongside training in somatic and meditative practices.
previously published in The New Concrete, Haywood Gallery Publishing, 2015 ed. by Victoria Bean, Chris McCabe
(cotton and pigment)
untitled, still from live performance writing event, Toast Gallery, Manchester
(liquid cotton and flax paper)