Latest Shape collaboration: Abi was commissioned for Shape Open 2021 to create a new video work titled 'All the worlds you'll never see'. Abi has also hosted previous Zine workshops and one of the three artists participating in Shape's Tate Exchange programme for 2019.

Artist Statement: Abi Palmer is a London based interactive artist and writer, exploring the relationship between linguistic and physical communication.

Experiments including poetry, immersive art, and sensory intervention have led to a number of one-to-one performances and installations, including 'Alchemy' (Winner: Best Wildcard, Saboteur Awards 2016), 'Nobel '(Saboteur Awards ‘Dynamite’ Commission, 2017) and 'Aquanautica', an underwater-themed immersive book launch, /‘post-apocalyptic queer dystopia' in collaboration with Sidekick Books.

Abi’s experience of disability (psoriatic arthritis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) has a direct impact on her work. In 2017, her essay ‘No Body to Write With: Intrusion as a Manifesto for D/deaf and Disabled Writers’ was published in Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press, 2017).

'Fruit' by Abi Palmer

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Banner Image: Abi Palmer in 'Crip Casino' by Jackie Hagan. Description: Abi, who has a blonde bob with a fringe, frowns at the camera wearing tin foil and googly eyes.