Brine Field by Thomas Pearson
An installation embedded in the industrial landscape around Billingham, Teesside. Poems and sculptural monuments set in the reclaimed marshland of RSPB Saltholme respond to the submerged histories of this remarkable environment. Commissioned by Penned in the Margins.
25 May – 9 June 2019
No Spinoza is Thomas Pearson – a poet, musician, designer and architectural conservationist from the north-east of England, based in York.
His work concerns history, buildings and places.
His writing has been published by the University of Leicester, Block and the Architects’ Journal. His drawn work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts. Readings have included two solo poetry evenings at Eleven Spitalfields gallery and poetry tours around the site of the hidden river Walbrook in the City of London.
He has written and produced two albums of electronic folk songs.
He was lead designer and heritage consultant, for Arup, on an award-winning project to refurbish the Engineering Building in Leicester, one of Britain’s most daring and provocative buildings (James Stirling & James Gowan, 1959-63; Grade II*).
“Pride of place in the architectural section of my library.”
– Lord Palumbo
“Addictive… like a shot of opium.”
– Colin Fournier (Professor, Bartlett School of Architecture)
“A nice cut on things… very pleased to have the poem in the magazine.”
– Robert Wilson (Editor, Block)
“It was wonderful… Thomas responded perfectly to the intimate and atmospheric surroundings of the gallery, and we were thrilled to invite him back to hold a second, repeat event.”
– Eleven Spitalfields
“Varied but fascinating experiential pieces. Love how the films match the music.”
“An astonishing collection of musical and visual material.”
– praise for All and some
“A wonderful poetry tour… absolutely fantastic.”
“I really enjoyed it.”
– praise for the Walbrook Triptych walk