2022 will see a development in Tim Brennan's collaborations. Three are currently ongoing with artist and musician Dean Brannagan, poet and maker Heather H. Yeung and artist Ilektra Maipa.

In 2016 Tim Brennan and Dean Brannagan formed GRUPPEN, a text for sonic transmission project. 


New tracks from Gruppen on Bandcamp.

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The collaboration has seen split location performances involving live and Skyped elements that have spanned both hemispheres of the globe.

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Concerto for Antlefolk will involve the artists creating a series of 9 collaborative drawings within public view and set within a ritualised framework. The work refers to the archaeological location of Star Carr in East Yorkshire, an 11,000 year site where Britain’s oldest dwelling was discovered along with over 20 shamanic antler headdresses. Facsimiles of these magickal devices will be factored into the performance which will also incorporate sonic and rhythmic elements to offer the viewer with a total experience. Visitors will be able to freely visit and revisit the work over the 3 hour period.  

For more on Brennan & Brannagan's post-rock-poetry collaboration

Psychic Painting

Working with long term collaborator Dean Brannagan the pair have created a developing project based on meditational approaches to collaborative painting.

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Tim Brennan and virtual artist Ilektra Maipa have linked up to create a cross platform,  multimedia poetics project.

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...with poet and maker Heather H. Yeung is an ongoing series of limited edition handmade books and continues an investigation into non-isbn books, artist books/poetry objects.


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Tim Brennan has been engaged in art writing since 1986. Here you will find information and links to 'Curationism' and its manifesto along with other essays, treatises and articles.

The Curationist Manifesto 2017 edition

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Her Behind Him


Behind him. Unbeknown. Staring endless. As if endlessly. As if it could happen. This way. Anyway. Limewash. Flaking. Turgid. Smell of. Smell of moss. Fungus. Underfoot. Known. He was. Standing. Peering at the floor. Water. Puddled. floor bound. As if held. Tested. Water in streaks. Bleeding onto. And over the floor. And under. From above. Retina fixed upon and through. Until. As if endlessly. Flaking off in white patches. Of fungus. Small dimensions and one dot doesn’t. From above. mapped out. Up ended. And under. Eyes focused through water-bled puddles. Up. On. The floor is not expansive. More walls than floor. And dry ceiling. High. As if sky bound. Upward. Distant. Eyes as if. Endless from on high. Behind. Up above. Cornered. Cornered convex retinas. Bi-focaled. Unbeknown. Endless gaze. Of unknown proportions. Watered pupils. Reflected. Up over and into and through down into unspecified area of water bled from walls. Breeding.-~Down. Up from under flaking lime washed. Fragments fall slowly. Through. As if pushed out from. Leaf like. Unbeknown. Seen only static. And he her also. Also not moving. She sees. Gazing as if. If not. Entirely endlessly. From behind. There is distance. As before. As. As always. Between them. Not empirical. Unmeasured. If known. This way. Anyway. His eyes. Hidden. But seen. As he is seen through. Transparent of sorts. Back of retinas caught in her gaze. Once only as if endless. It happens. Underfoot. Above. Expansive walls. Bleeding streaked. Only once. All. Ways. Indefinite.


© Tim Brennan, February 1995/2016

VISHAIKU - a term Brennan coined to describe his particular collision of haiku and visual material.

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