All posts by chowders

Sixfold

I belong to Sixfold, six widely published Lancaster-based poets with many well-received collections and awards between us. We work together in themed performances,  giving readings that celebrate our varieties of approach, language and voice. “the theme was a real force of unity that gave the programme a shaped quality, with impetus and flow, community and diversity”.

Ripple

IMAG2206

Triptych exploring the fragility of life by examining the impact of climate change on the Indian subcontinent. Installation includes interactive poetic sculptures, that use both sculptural extension and augmented reality to illuminate anthropogenic climate change. Collaboration with Maya Chowdhry. Exhibited at Menier Gallery, London as part of GFEST. November
Project website: Ripple

Colne Rising

contour boat in darkClimate change has become climate chaos, and even 75 miles inland is not safe from the sea. A series of short spoken-word performances will submerge you in this new world with its own history, populated by seemingly familiar people, places and stories. But as with all future scenarios nothing is certain…

While you can download the walk map here, you might be as well to use the ordance survey leisure map OL21 as a backup. The walk begins at Marsden Park, HD7 6ERcolne rising walk map

Download and listen to the story here: audio files

Or download the viewranger app to listen in situ

I made a limited edition artist book incorporating images from Talya Baldwin’s original artwork. If you’d like to buy a copy, please get in touch

Colne Rising Pamphlet

Lune Rising

lune rising figureThe year is 2060. Sea levels have surged. Lancaster is reduced to Castle Island. A voice, the sole remaining inhabitant,  guides you around this un/familiar coastline. …

A self-guided audio tour created for Lancaster’s First Friday in June 2015

You can download it from Soundcloud and listen to it at home, or have it ready should you ever find yourself in Lancaster


[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/212812819″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]