the loneliness of the middle distance runner

Month: March, 2018


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