• For the bachelor
  • Making our own entertainment
  • Mrs Freud’s sewing bag
  • Anthropomorphic deity

“I think there is a relationship between what I’m doing and poetry in that it’s not without some difficulty. My work is addressed to an audience of conventionally-educated people; you don’t require arcane knowledge of continental philosophy or contemporary art theory, but you do have to take the trouble to recognise that, say, an ‘accordian’ could be a figure. You’ve got to see that things are embodied in surprising ways. But I don’t think that’s outside the way that most people’s imaginations work. I’m not prepared to accept that the audience ought to be treated like students. I think they’re clever people and I want to give them a delicious aesthetic experience.”