UnFold

U N F O L D

U N F O L D  is a stunning new multidisciplinary arts collaboration featuring illustration, animation, poetry, film, spoken word and music across digital and live music platforms.

I was commissioned to design a series of interactive poetry books for the project. I collaborated with animator Lizzy Rowlatt to bring the books to life as a series of animations.

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U N F O L D   P O E T R Y   B O O K   S E R I E S

I have designed and illustrated a series of six poetry books for UNFOLD

Each book has its own unique cut+fold design inviting the reader to sculpt a landscape of their own visual poetry. The poetry text on the reverse folds is incorporated into this interactive design.



 

Sunsets – Toby Thompson

 

 

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you can see the fully animated book here

 


 

Searching  – Toby Thompson

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you can see the fully animated book here

 


 

In Red – Sarah Eliza

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you can see the fully animated book here

 


 

All these words – Sarah Eliza

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you can see the fully animated book here 

 




 

Kate Tempest’s Brighton Festival 2017 & Certain Blacks’ Harlem Festival 2017

I am currently developing a new poetry book series for the new UnFold poets – Solomon OB, Laurie Ogden, Keiron Rennie and Sophia Thakur – from the visuals debuted at Kate Tempest’s Brighton Festival 2017 & Certain Blacks’ Harlem Festival 2017. Below is a sneak peak of what is to come and the new series of EP covers.

 

 

 

Next event –  HUH: Jerwood Composer+ Showcase

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Curated by Jasmin Kent Rodgman

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Sat 17 Mar 2018 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, London

ERROLLYN WALLEN  In Our Lifetime
SALENA GODDEN Shade from ‘The Good Immigrant’
JASMIN KENT RODGMAN FEAT. SALENA GODDEN New Work
AYANNA WITTER-JOHNSON FEAT. SOLOMON O.B New Work
LYRIX ORGANIX X SOPHIA THAKUR Feds (Poetry for the Man Dem) from ‘UnFold – EP2’
LYRIX ORGANIX X LAURIE OGDEN Superpowers from ‘UnFold – EP2’

George Jackson conductor
Salena Godden poet
Laurie Ogden poet
Sophia Thakur poet
Solomon O.B poet
Adam Jondelius baritone
LSO String Trio & Percussion

BOOK NOW

(You will be redirected to the Barbican Centre website)

Tickets: free entry, booking essential


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

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Seamlessly crossing poetry, new music, song and rap, HUH presents some of today’s most powerful voices and celebrated artists from the UK’s music and spoken word scenes.

Errollyn Wallen’s hauntingly beautiful song In Our Lifetime, inspired by Nelson Mandela’s prison release, and poet Salena Godden’s unflinching essay Shade, set the concert’s themes of movement and identity.

Next up, Lyrix Organix: UnFold is spoken word as you’ve never heard, or seen, before. Influenced by jazz and contemporary classical, UnFold is a live collaboration between the UK’s most exciting young poets alongside LSO strings, percussion and emerging visual artists.

New works by the mesmerising MOBO Award Nominee Ayanna Witter-Johnson & Solomon O.B, and LSO Jerwood Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman & Salena Godden, complete the soundscape with rap, soulful vocals and electronics.

Set within an interactive sound installation, HUH invites you to experience a truly unique concert.

 

 

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