My poem Angelo presents a character going through life as if on a red carpet, or a stage. His life, suffused with the red of blood and the red of ritual, is one of ritual, reading and religion and speaks directly to the subject of the art installation Red Carpet of which it will be a part.
My poetry and short fiction has been published in print and online in Visual Verse, Spelk Fiction and The Stare’s Nest and my workwas exhibited in Winchester Cathedral as part of the 10 days interdisciplinary Arts Biennial in 2015. A regular writer/performer at spoken word nights in the UK, I have performed as a guest feature at Loose Muse and Wonder of Words events. My short play Alan was produced at the Etcetera theatre in London in 2014 and I have a Masters degree in Shakespeare and Literary Influence.
Angelo in the Red Carpet
- Why do you do art?
To create, to share, to be a part of a community, to explore what it is to be human.
- How to become a successful artist?
For me, success is finding personal meaning in what you do and in moving others to feel or think in ways they have not previously considered.
- Do you have some words to say to the Art circle?
Don't underestimate our responsibility to the world we live in, particularly those underrepresented in political life and in the mainstream/commercial media.
- What made you decide to attend this special programme of Venize Biennale 2017?
I love the inclusivity, the chance, the reason.
- How to be selected by the official program of Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia)?