Contains work by Paul Hawkins (aka Bob Modem), taking the form of, but not limited to, books, pamphlets, performances, audio works, visual works, exhibitions, experiments, thoughts, rants & silences of the artist and the artist in collaboration with a number of other artists. Many of these works will never be recorded. Many are contradictory. Publicly some of these works will be judged. Take a look by following the links below. Critiques, thoughts & comments always welcome.


  1. Printed publications
  2. Visual Poetry
  3. Photo Poetry
  4. Exhibitions
  5. Online 
  6. Audio
  7. Performances
  8. Eventology
  9. Links


Mark




 
Projects, Collaborations, Works-in-Progress . . . 



NO POETRY DAY Oct 6 2021 - a ten year plan

Photo Poetry SURFACESpart of the Bristol Photography Festival 2021, curated by David Solo, Astra Papachristodoulou & Paul Hawkins. An online exhibition, performance & discussion/debate. An exhibition catalogue to be published by Hesterglock Press. A website. A twitter feed @PhoetryS. Full line-up announced in April. More details here.

A&BSidesBob Modem made 12 Scores. Small Things Happen read, improvised, recorded & archived them in Lockdown Bristol, 2021

Fleaa collaborative, abstract graphic novel w/Steve Ryan

HandsfreeBob Modem’s deconstructions of Martin Wakefield’s renderings of Paul Éluard’s illustrations of Man Ray’s drawings (from part I of Les Main Libre)

Gan Teanga (Without Language) - began around 2020 & will probably end in 2030. It comprises of works by Paul Hawkins (also known as Bob Modem) and others, taking the form of, but not limited to, books, pamphlets, performances, audio works, visual works, exhibitions, experiments, thoughts, rants & silences of the artist and the artist in collaboration with a number of other artists. Many of these works will never be recorded. Many are contradictory. Publically some of these works will be judged. We encourage you to take a look at some of these works by following the links below & we welcome your critiques, thoughts & comments.

P & P (Patrick Cosgrove & Bob Modem) - early stage, work-in-progress; a short film / soundtrack commissioned by Poem Brut : sound(s), verbal & non-verbal, scratches, scrapes, booms & clashes, sound-mapping thoughts, electrical impulses & mulched brain-mechanics
Poem Brut - alternative understandings of C21st literature as performer, artist & publisher. I’ve been running Poem Brut workshops for learners at Second Step Bristol’s Wellbeing College since 2020. Have a look at the remarkable new work made during these sessions here

NeoptiCo Collectivfuture-facing visual poetry

Hesterglock Press - publisher of mostly future-facing work, founded & co-run w/Sarer Scotthorne since 2013

Second Step Bristol  - I’ve co-developed and co-deliver a lived-experience led training course, Staying Alive - Surviving Pain, Suicide & Self-injury for Second Step staff in 2021. I’ve also been running Poem Brut workshops for learners at Second Step Bristol’s Wellbeing College since 2020. Have a look at the remarkable new work made during these sessions here
 
Rowan Evans & Paul Hawkins - 3 pieces performed live at the St John Sessions, Bristol

Place Waste Dissent & Diisonance w/Steve Ryan - experimental, cut & paste protest collage [2nd edition expanded paperback]

Jimmy Cauty’s Aftermath Dislocation Principle Riot Tour : June 21-24, Tottenham, London 2016 as part of the Tottenham stop, poets Paul Hawkins and Sam Berkson put on a spoken word, film and discussion night about recent riots and dissent in the UK in response to the ADP riot tour. The night featured an intro from Jimmy Cauty, poems by Sam Berkson and Paul Hawkins, screening from Fahim Alan's documentary Riots Reframed, a talk on direct action by activist Sheila Mennon and a panel discussion at the end with all speakers and Steve Lowe from L-13.

Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Bristol - editor/contributor [paperback]

St John Sessions - cassette/download of Run Logan Run curated performances includes Rowan Evans & Paul Hawkins, and Run Logan Run & Paul Hawkins

Servant Drone w/Bruno Neiva - collaborative experimental poetry [paperback]

The Secret of Good Posture w/Bruno Neiva - a pair of detourned pamphlets

The Sidemen - sound workshops & performances w/Andrew McCutchion

Unprepared Piano - The Sidemen curate sound interventions to dismantling pianos

Boscombe Suite Boscombe - improvised soundtrack performance to film screening

Split - w/artist Mark Lloyd

Go Sift Omen - D. Patterson erased [paperback]

Lou Ham: RAS - motor-racing/climate change cut-up sloganeering [paperback]

Burning House Press - guest editor for the month of November: Facing Up to the Future

Diisonance - collaborative artworks w/Steve Ryan as responses to Place Waste Dissent, exhibitions, performances, anthology, archived website, AC funded projects

Anathema - w/Hesterglock Press, Sad Press & Moot Press curating experimental poetry events

rout/e - chris turnbull's project of ongoing site specific poetry installations in Canada

Archive of the Now - Paul H archived along with many, many more . . .

Ring More Gack - improvised sound mapping [pamphlet]

Contumacy - mapping the run-off's from Claremont Rd to Cameron, the experiments continue [paperback]

Claremont Road - self-medicated visions of entropy & sensual returns [pamphlet]

Untold Boscombe - locative community storytelling website

Truculent Enigma - If This Is Your Best Shot Okra? sampled and made on a cheap laptop in 2007; gnoua-influenced electronica album [free download]

A big, heartfelt thank you to all the generous, patient & wonderful human beings, artists, poets, musicians, writers who have persevered with me.