seekers of lice
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 artist's books and poetry, making objects and text pieces for exhibition, interventions and talks. Works are sometimes of an ephemeral nature, finding gaps and spaces in which to operate. seekers of lice has work in many collections including Tate Collection of Artists' Books UK, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, USA, Czytelnia Liberatury Malopolski Instytut Kultury, Kraków, Poland, and Jan Michalski Foundation, Switzerland.
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The work is animated by a collage aesthetic, by “tropes of everyday life”, by the juxtaposition of fragments. Images are printed on newspaper, so that the “news” seeps through; short elements of poetry are linked by repetition of words and phrases; unclassifiable objects meet reticent words. The desire of the reader/spectator for an overarching meaning is continually side-stepped. The poetry moves forward through connections of sound and visual rhyme, by association rather than argument, “a pile of life in variegated forms”.