Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem

New projects, past projects, collaborations, works-in-progress . . .

Aug 24, 2021
a studio, exhibition, performance  and work space in SE Bristol
details to be announced shortly

place/space photo collaboration w/Julia Rose Lewis
a selection from Holding Patterns will be published by Beir Bua Press in Dec, 2021 from this ongoing project

Oct 6 2021
a ten year plan

June - Dec 2021
Part of the Bristol Photography Festival 2021, curated by David Solo, Astra Papachristodoulou & Paul Hawkins. An online exhibition. A launch event. An exhibition catalogue, Photo Poetry SURFACES 2021 (Hesterglock Press, 2021). A website.

Bob Modem made 13 Scores. Small Things Happen read, improvised, played & recorded them in Lockdown Bristol, 2021. They made six colour A Sides &  seven black & white B Sides.
The A & B Sides album w/the 13 Scores is available as a digital download on Bandcamp ︎︎︎here

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

Second Step Wellbeing College
2020 - present
running Poem Brut workshops for learners at Second Step Bristol’s Wellbeing College
ongoing - have a look at the remarkable new work made during these sessions here

various members
ongoing future-facing visual poetry

2020 - present
I’ve co-developed and co-deliver a lived-experience led training course, Staying Alive - Surviving Pain, Suicide & Self-injury for staff.

art, experimental, cut & paste protest collage [2nd edition expanded paperback]
collaboration w/Steve Ryan

writers/poets based in Bristol
editor/contributor [paperback]

erasure of Don Patterson’s God’s Gift to Women, paperback published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press (2019)
D. Patterson erased [paperback]

pamphlet, Penteract Press (2019)
improvised sound mapping

Gan Teanga (Without Language)
circa 2018
It comprises of works by Paul Hawkins (also known as Bob Modem) and others.

motor-racing/climate change cut-up sloganeering [paperback]

50 // fifty
constrained text & collage collaboration

Guest-editor, Nov. theme: Facing Up To The Future
take a look HERE

2018 - 2021
a collaborative, abstract graphic novel w/Steve Ryan

a movement of alternative understandings of C21st literature: events, exhibitions, publications
continued involvment as a workshop facilitator, performer, artist & publisher

collaborative artworks w/Steve Ryan as responses to Place Waste Dissent; exhibitions, performances, anthology, archived website, ACE funded project.
w/Steve Ryan

Archive of the Now
some of my work archived along with many, many more . . .
online archive

chris turnbull's project of ongoing site specific poetry installations in Canada

3 pieces performed live at the St John Sessions, Bristol
released on St John Sessions
(cassette/download) of Run Logan Run curated performances includes Rowan Evans & Paul Hawkins, and Run Logan Run & Paul Hawkins.

June 21-24, 2016
Tottenham, London
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.
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.


a pair of detourned pamphlets published by Team Trident Press 

with Bruno Neiva

Hesterglock Press, Sad Press & Moot Press curating experimental poetry events
based at The Arnolfini, Bristol

collaborative experimental poetry
paperback published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2015)
with Bruno Neiva

over 150 handmade pages of experimental, cut & paste protest collage published by Influx Press
1st Edition SOLD OUT

Jan 7-Feb 1, 2014
The Sidemen curate sound interventions to the dismantling of two pianos
featuring sound & word performances / demolitions / interventions by Paul Hawkins, Andrew McCutchion and visiting artists and musicians responding to the slow disassembly of two piano’s

venue: SIX Project Space, Roumelia Lane, Boscombe, Bournemouth

paperback, Erbacce Press (2014)
“mapping the run-off's from Claremont Rd to Cameron, the experiments continue”
- Tony White

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

2013 - present

sound workshops & performances w/Andrew McCutchion

for Vita Nova, Boscombe

Dec 13, 2013
a live improvised soundtrack performance by The Music Room Band to a film produced by Sarer Scotthorne
improvised soundtrack performance to film screening

collaborative text/art
w/artist Mark Lloyd

pamphlet, Erbacce Press (2013)
“self-medicated visions of entropy & sensual returns”
- Iain Sinclair

locative community storytelling website

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

Le Teanga (With Language)
1968 - 2018
It comprises of works by Paul Hawkins (also known as Bob Modem) and others.
archiving in progress

Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem