Aisling Davis

Reading:

Timothy LeCain – The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past

Peter Barber & Tom Harper – Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art

Jane Bennett – Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of things

Listening to:

Irma Vep – Embarrassed Landscape

Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love

Alex Sebley (Pregoblin) – The Adults of Farthing Wood: The Grass In Agony Part 3

What am I doing with my life?

Reading 17th Century archival documents connecting Ireland to the Barbary Coast and the New World.

Writing letters to myself from imaginary people. 

Drinking an ungodly amount of tea. 

Watching John Hyatts painting updates.

Researching the migration of whales.

Developing braille ceramics.

Creating interactive art for those with dementia. 


This next year I will be living in The Burren. It is very isolated and I expect to pine for people. I have several projects to be getting on with. Finishing my own ‘Trout Mask Replica’ is one. To clarify, not stylistically, just in the sense that people won’t enjoy it. I know I certainly won’t.

I feel quite emotional today. Thinking of all the mischief I miss. Quite striking how our worlds can be contained within the drunken monologues of friends and the insights of precarious love interests… Feel free to send your songs of love and hate, or your ramblings to styxthalia@gmail.com – Oh and when you feel sad, to remember this most important thing, Bill Callahan wrote ’Riding For The Feeling’.