Shows + screenings

Selected recent shows, events and publications

Magic Explained shows in performance, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, Canada April-May 2022

Publication of ‘Following Instructions’ in Ginosko Literary Journal, August 2019

a celebration of sides shows in 1d For Abroad, Tintype Gallery, London March-April 2019

Publication of ‘barcode’ in Burningword Literary Journal, October 2018

The Riddle (ghost chair) shows in TBCTV, Somerset House, London October 2018

gadabout (guided by pigeons) shows in ESSEX ROAD IV, Tintype Gallery, London Dec-Jan 2018

ACTS/REACTS performance, Wimbledon College of Art, London March 2017

Publication of ‘Unsolicited Literature’ chapter in HOW TO READ: WRITING GROUPS. HOW TO WRITE: READING GROUPS., Five Years Gallery, September 2016

Publication of ‘Arguments for an empty room’ in Ink, Sweat and Tears, August 2016

Publication of ‘history lessons’ in Leopardskin and Limes, May 2016

Publication of ‘Absence of monster’ in The Wrong Quarterly, January 2016

Publication of ‘tight’ in decomP magazinE, December 2015

ACTS/REACTS performance, Wimbledon College of Art, May 2015

Performance workshop ‘Unsolicited literature’ at Five Years Gallery, May 2015

Dark Horse Moving Picture Show at Primary, Nottingham, May 2014

ACTS/REACTS performance, Wimbledon College of Art, March 2014

Dark Horse Moving Picture Show at The Horse Hospital, London, April 2013

Publication of ‘Fun of Failure’ text in THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL. BOOK., October 2012

The Fun of Failure – discussion group/balloon folding workshop as part of THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL at Five Years Gallery, October 2011

‘Record of response’ published in 2HB: : a quarterly publication dedicated to creative and experimental writing in contemporary art, CCA Glasgow, August 2011

The Badger Series – Episodes 1 to 8 screen in a solo programme at Athens International Film Festival, Ohio – April 2011

Publication of short fiction piece, ‘Friday 25th June 10.00-1.00pm – ‘Cinema of You’ Session 3: ‘Making their own Television” in SO MUCH FOR FREE SCHOOL, ETC. A DRAFT PUBLICATION,  Five Years Gallery, November 2010. ISBN: 978-903724-05-07

The Badger Series – Episodes 1- 8 screen as accompanying series for the winter programme at The Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Sept-Dec 2010

Performance lecture at ‘Lecture Hall. Free School’, Five Years Gallery,  June 2010

The Badger Series – Episodes 1- 8 at Beaconsfield, London,  March – August 2010

‘Paul and the Badger – Episodes 5 to 8’ solo screening event at the Horse Hospital, London  February 2010

‘The True Artist’, group show at Triangle France, Marseille,  Sept-October 2008

Avant Cinema Series, 2-person screening (with Jeannie Stern) Austin Film Society, Texas  Sept. 2008

‘Alma Mater’,  group show at Alma Enterprises, Vyner Street  June/July 2007

‘ArtSway +10’, group show at ArtSway, Hampshire  May/July 2007

‘We Make Our Own Television’, 2 person show (with Jennet Thomas):

Margaret Harvey Gallery, April-June 2007
Alma Enterprises, London, Nov-Dec 2006
Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, Canada, Sept-Oct 2006

‘Sugar Coated’, group show at ArtSway Gallery, Hampshire  June-August 2006

Selected screenings/exhibition

In alphabetical order, here’s an edited list of other occasions + places my work has shown. Fuller details (i.e. when, which ones, how often etc.) are available upon request.

5 Years Gallery (London)
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Scotland)
Alternative Film + Video Festival (Belgrade)
Anthology Film Archives
Antimatter Festival of Underground Film + Video (Canada)
artcinema OFF-OFF (Copenhagen)
Art Institute of Chicago
Artsfest Film Festival (Pennsylvania)
Aspex Gallery (Exeter)
Athens International Film Festival (Ohio)
Aurora Picture House (Houston)
Balagan (Boston)
Berks Filmmakers (Pennsylvania)
Black Box Filmwerkstatt (Dusseldorf)
Braziers Mini Indie Film Festival (Oxfordshire)
Bridlington Contemporary (Yorkshire)
Brighton Cinemathèque
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Cafe Gallery (London)
c.a.r. media art fair (Berlin)
Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona)
Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow)
Centro El Aguila (Madrid)
Centro Multimedia (San Luis Potosi)
Chaktomuk Short Film Festival (Cambodia)
The Chateau (Brisbane)
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Cinema Nova (Brussels)
Cinematexas International Short Film + Video Festival
Commonwealth Film Festival (Manchester)
Contemporary Arts Museum (Guadalajara)
Curzon Cinema
De Balie (Amsterdam)
Electrofringe Festival (Australia)
European Media Art Festival (Germany)
Experimental Superstars (Serbia)
Experiments in Cinema (New Mexico)
The Exploding Cinema (various venues)
Flatpack Film Festival (Birmingham)
FLEX – Florida Experimental Film Festival
Flixation (London)
Frogstock (Norfolk)
Fundada Arts Festival (Halifax)
Fundada TV
Gallery Lombardi (Texas)
Gebaude 9 (Cologne)
Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago)
Global Attic Video + Filmfestival (Rotterdam)
G werk-ost (Frankfurt)
Halloween Society (London)
Harvard Film Archive
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin)
The Horse Hospital (London)
Institute of Art + Design (Milwaukee)
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London)
Institut Français (London)
Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival
Kino 46 (Bremen)
Kinofilm International Festival of Short Film + Video (Manchester)
The Knitting Factory (New York)
KunstfilmBiennale Köln
Kunsthalle Wien
Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Ukraine)
Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City)
LA Freewaves (Los Angeles)
London Art Fair
London Short Film Festival
London Underground Film Festival
The Lux
Lux Open @ RCA (London)
Margaret Harvey Gallery (Hertfordshire)
Mel Hoppenheim School of Film (Montreal)
Meridian TV
Mikrokino FEST (Serbia)
Milwaukee International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Montage Film Festival (Pennsylvania)
Mostra Internacional de Videoarte & Cinema Experimental (Lisbon)
Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo)
Nashville Film Festival
National Review of Live Art (Glasgow)
New York Underground Film Festival
Nova Cinema (Melbourne)
Nux Vomica Performance Club (London)
The O.B. (Hastings)
Obliqua, Mostra Internacional de Videoarte & Cinema Experimental (Lisbon)
Ohne Kohle Video/Filmfestival (Austria + Germany)
OMSK (London)
Otherfilm (Brisbane)
The Pink Pony Theatre Film Show (New York)
Platforma (Athens)
The Pleasure Dome (Toronto)
Pompidou Centre (Paris)
Portland Unknown Film Festival (USA)
Prague Indies Film Festival
The Printworks (Hastings)
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
The Ritzy Cinema (London)
Rogue Studios (Manchester)
Rooftop Films (New York)
Rotterdam International Film Festival
The Roxy (Prague)
Salto TV (Amsterdam)
San Francisco Independent Film Festival
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sideshow (Nottingham)
Small Cinema (Liverpool)
Somerset House (London)
The South London Gallery
Spark Video (Ontario)
Split International Festival of New Film
The Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo)
SUNY at Buffalo
Super 8 Sideshow (Denver)
Supernormal Festival (Oxfordshire)
Thai Experimental Film Festival (Bangkok)
Thai Short Film Festival (Bangkok)
Total Mobile Home (San Francisco)
Tour of Benelux countries: including Amsterdam, Lille, Groeningen, Brussels, Ghent, Eindhoven
Tour of Germany: including Bremen, Magdeburg, Hamburg, Hanover
Transat Video (France)
Tribal Theatre (Brisbane)
Videarte Festival (Mexico City)
Visualcontainer TV
Volcano Film Festival (various London)
Volksbildungswerk (Eschborn)
Vortex Film Club (London)
The Wasp Factory (Nottingham)
The Whitechapel Open
Yale Center for British Art (Connecticut)
Zed Cinema (Brussels)

Selected publications + citations

The Londonist, Jan 2010 – review by Abby Chau of LSFF programme in general and ‘PATB – Episode 1’ in particular
The True Artist, Triangle France, DVD exhibition catalogue 2008
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2008 Catalogue
Artvehicle, Issue 4, Nov 2006, Review by Adrian Lee of We Make Our Own Television
Antimatter International Film Festival 2006 Catalogue – essay on We Make Our Own Television exhibition at Deluge Contemporary Art
Journal of Short Film, August 2006 – Editorial
We Make Our Own Television online catalogue (
OMSKBOOK – Compendium of the Live Art event, with Artists’ Writings. Essays by Tracey Warr and Helen De Witt. Published by OMSK 2006. Publication of short fiction piece, ‘Making things meaningful’.
Sugarcoated, ArtSway, Hampshire, UK DVD catalogue 2006 ISBN: 0 9543930 7 4
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2005 – catalogue
NEW TERRITORIES – National Review of Live Art Festival 2004 catalogue
Kunstfilm Biennale Köln 2004 – catalogue
Antimatter International Film Festival 2003 Catalogue – includes essay by me for curated programme: Back by Personal Demand: Un-Dependent Work from the UK
LUX Open catalogue 2003
CINEMATEXAS 7 – catalogue entries and essay by me for curated programme: I Spy With My UK Eye: Them!
Image Conscious (mini DV, 11 mins, 2002) – Camden Arts Centre commissioned documentary of a residency conducted by Faisal Abdu’Allah
Antimatter International Film Festival catalogues 2001-2, 2005,  2007-10
Chicago Underground Film Festival catalogues 2000-3, 2005-8, 2010
GREAT 32: The Photographers’ Gallery Magazine Oct/Nov 2000 – entry on The Point of Light
The Point of Light (mini DV, 10 mins, 2000) Collaborative Video Project, at The Photographer’s Gallery, with Jennet Thomas, on the occasion of Tony Oursler’s’ The Influence Machine Artangel Public Art project
Antimatter International Film Festival 2000 catalogue – including essay by me for curated programme: Travelling Around on the London Underground
Monday Magazine vol.26 no. 37 Sept. 2000 – ANTIMATTER festival article and interview
LUX catalogue July/Aug 2000 – No Budget’s No Problem – The Films of Paul Tarragó
CINEMATEXAS 5 + 6 – catalogues 2000-2001
New York Underground Film Festival catalogues 1999-2001, 2003-7