Edinburgh Printmakers has been delighted to work with our artist in residence, writer-performer-artist gobscure since the beginning of 2021. Collaborating with our studio team, gobscure has been exploring printmaking as a form of protest and performance. Working with different printmaking techniques and formats, exploring our building inside and out and engaging our communities, this residency has aimed to challenge and disrupt. Through in-person works at Castle Mills, performances through misguided tours in mid-August, and this online viewing room, gobscure’s residency comes into fruition.
"writing liberté with lips. barely surviving a homeless hostel after our worst sectioning we accidentally discovered sergei parajanov’s film colour of pomegranates. parajanov was an incredible artist / film-maker / writer from literal geographic transcaucasia. indoeuropean languages were birthed there and stories travelled out. the soviet union imprisoned parajanov because of his bisexuality,
causing huge mental distress / trauma yet his childlike wonder couldn’t be silenced. as Future’s Venture Foundation radical independent art fund artist / disruptor in residence with Edinburgh Printmakers this new body of work in prints and performance and participation explores how we share so much with this fat-mad-bisexual-big-kid-dissident. writing liberté with lips draws on childhood wisdoms and big-kid dissent to remind folx we all need our dreams back." gobscure
gobscure, anarkissed, 2021 C.E.
artists book, 24 pages, digital print on cartridge, linen thread
19 x 27 x 1.2cm
gobscure, bi land & bi sea, 2021 c.e.
screenprints on wooden placards, tape
20 x 20cm, 20 x 60 x 2cm
we write as burn, perform - exhibit internationally - make award-winning sound-art as gobscure. we use plural as reflection on our broken-mind.
solo exhibitions include university of atypical belfast; the newBridge project newcastle; arthouse wakefield; Fokidos Athens; Alma Zevi Venice.
recent film commissions from northern broadsides digital squad and together 2020. new book of photography launching this autumn thanks to an unlimited micro-grant and the Newbridge Project.
artistic associates with museum of homelessness and disability arts online (both are lived experiences). music theatre for gift festival and for sage gateshead; sound-art includes soundwalk commissions for The Auxiliary for sonic arts weekend teesside and 2 sound&music awards; moniack mhor literary fellow
- scotlands new writing centre; society of authors award; writers attachment at royal court; part of graeaes beyond talent development programme. currently touring provoked 2 madness by the brutality of wealth supported by BOOST: the Third Angel Mentoring Scheme in association with Sheffield Theatres. recipient of a 2021 mgc futures bursary to develop a new show about hearts and heartlessness - including our
heart attacks as ‘side-effects’ of enforced psychiatric medication.
“a voice rarely heard, if ever, in theatre. it is complex and at times dazzling.’’ cardboard
“an amazingly light touch with very serious and important topics, giving your audience
space to experience your work and concerns in such an intimate way. i find your work
relevant, poetic and so original. “ lma Zevi Venice on gobscures solo exhibition in Athens