the loneliness of the middle distance runner


Do Liminar #13



I´m happy to have been invited as guest writer as part of this month´s performance cycle Do Liminar at Zaratan, Lisbon. Do Liminar is curated by Zaratan itself and Bruno Humberto and this month presents two performances by Anneli Holmstrom and Telma Joao. The resulting text and photographs by guest photographer Marco Duvago will be published in print in time for the next Do Liminar cycle in July, I´ll post it here in due course…



Sam Perry_Reading

If you or anyone you know is in the Lisbon area, do tell them to come by Zaratan Arte Contemporanea tomorrow, Thursday March 29th from 7pm, where I’ll be presenting Shopless, a kind of multimedia reading, we’ll also be serving up a thematically pertinent cocktail mmmmm…

Here’s a link – 


This project was made possible by the support of Wales arts International –






Zaratan Arte Contemporânea AIR


Moon mosaic created by the Clementine Space Mission, 1994

Greetings from Zaratan Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal, where I’m in residence for the month of March, a kind of Part 2 of Shopless, an experimental writing and performance project I began at Hangar Centro de Investigacao Artistica, Graca, Lisbon in February 2017. From the other side of town, at the foot of the other enormous hill where the artist-led gallery Zaratan sits, I’m working towards a multimedia performance reading session on Thursday March 29th, where I will be showing visual and written research meandering from inner space, clementines and missing tiles.

Here’s a link to Zaratan – 

And another –

This residency opportunity was made possible by the generous support of Wales Arts International – 





Crossing Paths

Roll Credits..., Sam Perry image 3, Image Credit Joe Moody, 2018

I’m de-lighted to be part of the event Roll Credits… – a kind of closer for the immaculately brilliant exhibition The Conversation by Holly Davey at g39.

A bit about Roll Credits… ;

An afternoon of experimental text – based performances by artists, poets and writers responding to Holly Davey’s exhibition ‘The Conversation’. As part of the exhibition’s final day, Davey has commissioned Bruno Diaz, Alison Gibb, Freya Dooley and Cinzia Mutigli, and Sam Perry to respond to the themes of the work. She has invited the texts to be performed within the installation, encouraging a change to the projections, sound and lighting within the space.  ‘The Conversation’ will become a new version of itself animated by the performer’s voice, a reconfigured stage set, and the presence of a watching audience.

Sat 3rd Feb, 4-6-ish, g39, Cardiff 

pdf – Crossing Paths

Crossing Paths

7 Common project underway


So here’s the brief lowdown of events as part of 7 Common, hosted by Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY. We (Case Studios) have the gallery space at Flux for one week (Nov 14 – 21st) throughout which we’ll be hosting 3 public events, here’s a link –


Flux Thursday – Nov 9th 7.30


To kick start the project below we’re co-hosting November’s Flux Thursday, a monthly potluck and night of presentations at Flux Factory, NYC.

Join us at Flux! – 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101 – Details below!


An evening in collaboration between QUAC and Case Studios
7:30 – 9:30pm
Potluck meal* from 7:30 – 8:30pm

Presentations by QUAC ( Queens Action Council) and Case Studios ( Flux Residents: Sam Perry (UK), Josefin Vargö (SE), Louise Hobson (UK), Will Owen(US) + Discussion from 8:30 – 9:30pm.

*For the basis of the Potluck, Case Studios will gather materials  /  foods for the potluck dinner starting at the Flushing stop on the 7 train and picking up more foods from each station until arriving at Queensboro Plaza to be shared.

This was once a valley of ashes


7 Common, Flux Factory, Queens, New York City, November 2017

In the shifting landscape of an increasingly globalized world yet and increasingly xenophobic governing bodies, an emphasis on commonalities is key. Across boundaries and borders there are key daily moments of shared empathy and listening. Whether a bartender across the hardwood table of a pub in the UK, a multigenerational family in southern Mexico sharing lunch, old friends catching up over a sweet and coffee in a morning fika in Sweden, construction workers in Long Island City waiting behind the counter line at a Bodega — food and it’s production binds our ever increasingly connected lives together.

So together with Josefin Vargö (Stockholm), Will Owen (NYC) and Louise Hobson (Cardiff) I’m about to return to the mother ship Flux Factory, New York City throughout November to examine artistic strategies within food politics, societal culture and commuting in the unique setting of Queens and its 7 train.

From 34th Street, Manhattan to Main Street, Flushing, we’ll be creating collective narratives of North western Queens, its people and its food. We’ll be creating and hosting gathering spaces where we can come together to learn about our individual palates and recipes and where or how these assumptions and habits have been established.

Using the 7 Train route as our ‘dinner table’, we’re interested in offering experiences that move food from inattentive consumption, to a time and space in which the eating happens after you hear the story behind the dish, and the recipe, or the people who made it.

More info as it unfolds…


This project is generously supported by Konstnärsnämnden -The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Wales Arts International. 

Hangar Aberto


I’m going to be giving an illustrated reading and talk this Friday 24th Feb at Hangar Centro de Investigacao Artistica, Lisbon, Portugal from 6-8pm.

As part of Hangar Aberto, a fortnightly series of presentations by Hangar’s international residents, the talk is the result of my one-month residency here in Graca, the highest point in the city, where I’ve been developing a written piece of ekphrasis in response to this location, Hangar itself and life in Lisbon.

Link –

Here’s a link to the text – Shopless

Hangar Centro de Investigacao Artistica –

This residency opportunity was made possible by Wales Arts International.