Mailing List


Victoria Adukwei Bulley
VICTORIA ADUKWEI BULLEY is a poet, writer and filmmaker. She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, and has held artistic residencies internationally in the US, Brazil and at the V&A Museum in London. A Complete Works and Instituto Sacatar fellow, her pamphlet Girl B (Akashic) forms part of the 2017 New-Generation African Poets series. She is a doctoral student at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is the recipient of a Technē studentship for doctoral research in Creative Writing.

Articles Available Online


On Water

Essay

Issue No. 29

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Essay

Issue No. 29

& we say to her what have you done with our kin that you swallowed? & she says that was ages ago, you’ve drunk...

Interview

Issue No. 26

Interview with Saidiya Hartman

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Interview

Issue No. 26

The first time I encountered Saidiya Hartman, she was a voice in salt., an award-winning play by artist and...

Patrick Keiller, an architect ‘diverted’ into making films, is principally known for his Robinson series, which began with  London (1994) and has continued with Robinson in Space (1997) and, most recently, Robinson in Ruins (2010) In the meantime, he has also been a consistently productive essayist, and a collection of his written work, entitled The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes, has recently been released by Verso Spanning more than twenty years of creative and incisive engagements with English landscape, the book marks a timely intervention, both as a luminous companion to the cinematic work and a remarkable body of scholarship in its own right   Steeped in continental influences, Keiller has recently been described as the ‘most theoretically rigorous inheritor of the Situationist legacy’ by none other than Will Self  And yet a uniquely sideways and melancholic gaze renders his work resistant to easy absorption within the glut of contemporary ‘psychogeography’ The influence of Surrealism is palpable, with the scholar Ian Walker having gone so far as to name his book on English Surrealist photography So Exotic, So Homemade – a phrase lifted directly from Keiller’s London Having curated a recent series of screenings at the ICA, which drew on the success of the 2012 Tate Britain Commission The Robinson Institute, it seems clear that Keiller’s star is on the rise He and Robinson, the ‘fictional, wandering scholar’ of his creation, are entering the limelight as never before, despite the ‘increasing insubstantiality’ of Robinson himself – a fact which itself draws our attention to the rich vein of meditations on decay, dilapidation and ruin in Keiller’s work Narratives of displacement and decline, as well as the heritage of the English journey, also figure prominently in both the films and the new essay collection, which often reveal the theatres of everyday life to be quite different from how they might appear to the habituated glance; to be part of the great multiplicity where a fluctuation on the stock market and the growth of lichen on street-signs take place in curious correspondence From the collapse of civic identity under Thatcher to the banking crisis

Contributor

October 2018

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Contributor

October 2018

VICTORIA ADUKWEI BULLEY is a poet, writer and filmmaker. She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, and...

Nafissa Thompson-Spires’s ‘Heads of the Colored People’

Book Review

October 2018

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Book Review

October 2018

Somewhere on the internet is a two-hour video of a lecture by the late writer and filmmaker Kathleen Collins, author of the short story...

READ NEXT

poetry

February 2014

Promenade & Dinner: Two Poems

Joe Dunthorne

poetry

February 2014

Promenade I was pursued by an immersive theatre troupe two of whom lay on the textured paving and performed...

poetry

September 2016

Two Poems

Sun Yung Shin

poetry

September 2016

  Autoclonography   for performance   In 1998, scientists in South Korea claimed to have successfully cloned a human...

feature

May 2013

Haneke's Lessons

Ricky D'Ambrose

feature

May 2013

‘Art is there to have a stimulating effect, if it earns its name. You have to be honest, that’s...

 

Get our newsletter

 

* indicates required