"When I consider how my light is spent,
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide"
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. A new version of the live show was performed at the Bristol Old Vic and Hidden Door Art Festival in 2022.
In 2022, the artist was interviewed by D&C Film as well as writing a feature on queerness, class and coast for Huck Magazine.
Thank you to Bristol Old Vic, Fringe Theatre Festival, The Fish Factory, Exeter Phoenix, Hidden Door, Lyra Festival, The Cube Microplex, Lift Off, Huck Magazine, The Artists Information Network, Chris Russell, Jaime Lock, Simon Bayliss and all of the artists and producers who have supported this project on its journey.