Thursday, 15 August 2019

Take the Money and Run: Power, Money and Counter-Power

Lewis was recently commissioned by the Managing the Radical Group and the Live Art Development Agency to produce a written response to the event Take the Money and Run: Power, Money and Counter-Power

Taking a moment to reflect upon some real successes achieved by campaigns such as Liberate Tate, the event invited artists, activists, curators, producers, researchers and anyone engaged with these issues to share ideas about how we might build for future struggles to free art and artists from their dependency on the proceeds of toxic capitalism. What might a politically and environmentally responsible approach to money in the arts look like today and tomorrow?

Take the Money and Run: Power, Money and Counter-Power featured contributions from Jess Worth of Culture Unstained, Jane Trowell of Platform, Elona Hoover of The Common House, Natasha Nkonde of Edge Fund, writer and artist Morgan Quaintance, and Cecilia Wee and Amit Rai from the Managing the Radical Action Group.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Vooruit / Upcoming Events

Lewis returned earlier this month from Vooruit in Ghent (Belgium), where he was working with writers at Women and Children First for The Sick of the Fringe.

You can access writing from the festival here.


- Lewis will be leading the live writing response to Live Art Bistro's 24hr 'Performing Britain' event in Leeds, March 29th-30th 2019.

- Look out for forthcoming commissioned writing on Keijuan Thomas and Gabriele Longega's residencies at ]performance s p a c e [

- More Diagnoses and Prognoses out of The Sick of the Fringe London Festival, Care & Destruction.

- Lewis' article 'Everyone Was Doing Everything: The Post-Punk Polymath on the Lower East Side' is available in the latest issue of Intellect Journal's Punk & Post-Punk.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

SPILL Reader

Lewis has contributed a new essay, 'World of Your Own Making: Artist Partnerships and Subcultural Support for Live Art' to On Time: A SPILL Reader.

It was available at the 2018 SPILL Festival in Ipswich (UK) and is available for online purchase here.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Recent Projects and Writing

Lewis is back in London following a great summer teaching at SUISS 2018 in Edinburgh, then writing about the festival for The Sick of the Fringe.

- Edinburgh 2018 Round-Up for The Sick of the Fringe

Lewis also has a short piece on the great 1930s Italian-American author John Fante's novel The Road to Los Angeles in the Autumn edition of The First Line Literary Journal.

Coming Soon:

- The SPILL Reader, featuring an essay by Lewis
- Further teaching at Queen Mary, University of London
- A new teaching role at Birkbeck University

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Hotel Artemis

Lewis really enjoyed attending the recent Film Distributors Association screening of Hotel Artemis in London.

You can find his review for Loose Lips here.

Monday, 2 July 2018


Lewis recently played his second gig with Daniel Oliver and the Hot Hot Air Balloons at Vogue Fabrics Dalston.

He also presented a paper discussing his work as Dramaturg with Sh!t Theatre on She Bangs the Drums at the conference Centennial Reflections on Women's Suffrage and the Arts: Local, National, Transnational at the University of Surrey, UK.

More gigs and papers coming soon!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

TSOTF at Normal? and Joey Mellen

Lewis is delighted to be returning to Normal? Festival of the Brain at Folkestone's Quarterhouse Arts Centre to work with another group of local writers to produce 'diagnoses' of artworks.

Follow along on Twitter @TSOTFringe or access the writing here.

Lewis also attended a talk by self-trepanation pioneer Joey Mellen at the MOTH Club, writing up the experience for Hackney Citizen. Access his article here.

Joey Mellen's Bore Hole Memoir