I’m a British Book Artist, Designer, Writer, Events-Curator and Post Graduate Researcher based in London. I’ve also worked in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to provide Arts and Wellbeing events to local residents promoting a greater sense of Social Cohesion and Environmental Sustainability.
I’m also an exhibiting artist and guest speaker with poetry film screenings at ‘Late at Tate’ and site-specific art works featured on the ‘London Underground’ and ‘The London Eye’.
Last year my research paper was acquired by the Wellcome Collection library and my Artist’s Book: Sequence was acquired by the special collection of artists books at The British Library, The Wellcome Library, The Womens Art Library and Pages Special Collections based at the Tetley in Leeds. I sometimes write for the British Library’s ‘Artists Books Now’ events, published in the ‘Book Arts News Letter’ and ‘The Blue Notebook’. I also write and perform my own poetry, formerly under the pseudonym of ‘Cat Catalyst’, appearing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
- For more recent work and news please visit my OTHER WEBSITE >>HERE<<
I write spoken-word and my subject matter ranges from eco-feminism to law-of-attraction with an emphasis upon emotional development, encouraging social change, equal rights for women, and environmental awareness, via consciousness-elevation, spiritual-evolution, mindfulness, meditation, accessibility to education, and sustainability, which according to Wikipedia is defined as Aavant-Garde, by way of being: “experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture and society, characterised by nontraditional aesthetic innovation and initial unacceptability, offering a critique of the relationship between producer and consumer, promoting radical social reforms“. That’s definitely what I want to do.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to my online editing process, please allow at *least* a week for a new blog post to arrive at its final version, and in some cases it takes longer to craft, so please be patient with the creative process and feel free to keep stopping by for the latest updates – with grateful thanks in advance =(^.^)=
Interview in Tuck Magazine: by Val Russell
“For those of us who have become jaded regarding the often static state of modern poetry this is a joy to discover a voice with such fearless clarity.
Part 21st century troubadour and part artistic chameleon, iPoem has created an hypnotic poetic vision that is quite literally a spiritual call to arms.
Most of her iPoem’s work is connected directly to the state of humanity at this particular time in history as well as how we do or do not relate to one another.
iPoem’s poetry isn’t merely a social critique, it is also formula for self understanding that is quite expansive socially.
As a multimedia artist, poet and performance artist, iPoem’s method of delivery is deliberate and she pulls no punches with the message she is sending to her reader/ listener.
A mistress of words and images, her work captivated and inspired me. Over time what I witnessed was the very open and ongoing evolution of an artist as a work of art itself.
This is a very brave act for any creative person; to candidly display the machinations of the creative process through each piece of art they share…”
- Read the FULL interview by Val Russell, Editor of Tuck Magazine >>HERE<<
- More iPoem presentations on Slide Share
Historic featured works:
>> Published in The Book Arts News Letter 120
>> Published in The Book Arts News Letter 119
>> Book Arts Shows @ Camberwell
>> Abnormal @ Chelsea College of Arts
>> Xhibit 2018 @ Bermondsey Project Space
>> Do What The Robot Says
>> The Solstice Project
>> Blyth Gallery – Imperial College
>> iVend – installation piece
>> The EDF London Eye – alternative audio guide
>> The London Underground – A0 Poster
>> The Tate Britain – Poetry Film screening and guest speaker
>> Campaign Against Arms Trading (C.A.A.T.) – fundraiser compilation CD
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day >^.^<