Simon Cole

17 November 2019

 

Writer and tour guide Simon Cole is probably a psychogeographer, whatever that actually means. His evolving creative journey started in a seaside British city 48 years ago. This is how old Walter Benjamin was when he died in an obscure Spanish seaside town.

 

Benjamin is the latest prism through which Cole is trying to make sense of a fragmentary and complex world. From British arcades to their French equivalents and Benjamin's grave on the France-Spain frontier, he is following threads to destinations unknown.

 

Though sometimes those places are closer to home than expected..

 

Coles will be in discussion with curator Rory Duckhouse to unravel some of these threads.