Jessie Flood-Paddock has produced three texts specifically to be distributed by postal send out.
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Redundant Acronym Syndrome Syndrome, August 2016
Set in a supermarket and a hospital ward, R.A.S.S. is a fluid set of thoughts organised into the structure of a two-hander play. The characters observe the world around them commenting on what they see and think, but there is also the sense that they are under observation themselves, particularly as one is receiving treatment in a hospital. Their free-flowing conversation develops its own orthography, forming versatile acronyms for just about anything.
Fear Bear Fear, March 2016
Evoking the fear and exhilaration of being close to a dangerous situation, Fear Bear Fear meanders along a trail of almost stream of conscious writing to ask the question of whether really understanding or knowing about something can actually keep you safe.
£4.50, September 2015
Like a diary to oneself, £4.50 describes a teenager taking her first steps into an adult world. Layering memoir, observation and fiction it details how these early experiences shape us and how decades later these memories are still very close at hand.
These first-person texts draw on autobiography, memoir and fiction. Jessie Flood-Paddock uses concrete techniques to articulate her spatial and sculptural interests, using layout and design to build a structure around the writing and give it form.
Jessie Flood-Paddock studied at the Royal College of Art and Slade School of Fine Art in London, and at The School at the Art Institute of Chicago, US. She lives and works in London.