Vulgar Errors

Posted on Mar 26, 2013

AspiringIn May I am going to be spending a week as artist in residence at The Queen of Hungary project space.

Over the next few weeks I will be exchanging ideas with writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams about the writings of 18th century Norfolk philosopher Thomas Browne whose 1646 book ‘Pseudodoxia Epidemica’ or Vulgar Errors will provide a starting point for the residency. Alongside this I am researching what I consider to be a contemporary ‘vulgar error’ – that human beings are fundamentally workers, with a rational, self-interested agency. I am doing this by looking at contemporary newspaper headlines and political speeches. Hopefully the two will come together at some point to create some interesting artworks in the form of text prints, installation and animation.

You can follow the residency here: