"When I consider how my light is spent,
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one Talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless, though my Soul more bent"
These are the words of John Milton, writing about the experience of losing his sight. In Salt In The Wounds, T.S. IDIOT reflects on their own experiences of of loss and visibility - a childhood in seaside suburbia, a changing relationship with place and self identity and queering the narrative of being assigned coastal at birth.
Salt In The Wounds / When I Consider How My Light Is Spent (working title) is an ongoing multimedia body of work.
A poetry film has been commissioned by Exeter Phoenix for their Two Short Nights Film Festival, with a live performance at Fringe Theatre Fest in June 2021 and a residency and exhibition at The Fish Factory in July.
This project has been supported by public funding from FEAST, Fish Factory Arts and Exeter Phoenix.
Thank you to Chris Russell, Jaime Lock, Simon Bayliss and all the artists and producers who have helped make this project happen.