Banner image: 'The Bookworm' (2012), performance / video


Affiliation with Shape: Winner of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2012 

Artist statement 

Simon Raven works in performance, video and other media is informed by his own experience of being diagnosed and treated for depression and hypomania. As such, Raven is interested in the connection between art, mental health and disability, and in considering his activity both within and apart from that light.

Human Canape 2015 Simon Raven 'The Human Canapé', Performance, variable duration (2012/15)

Humour is an important part of Ravens practice, and is often drawn from research into place and exhibition specifics.

'Blur Ride', Performance (2012) 

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