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Martin Sexton is a London based Irish writer, poet and experimental artist who produces powerful and controversial art. He works at the interface of ancient history, metaphysics, the psychosocial aspects of ufology & the politics of aesthetics — all countered with an overpowering poetic vision that has echoes of the wilful extremism of rock n’ roll. He considers all his work as writing in whatever medium and his practice has been referred to as 'Physical Literture' by some critics. His work has been published by Middlesex University Press, Booth Clibborn Editions, Kaleid Artist Books, Verbsap, AVA Books and Dazed Digital. Two new books are planned in 2016/17 - 'Revolution with Room Service' part of his current installation at Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott's Les Deux Salon in London and 'The Yeti Society' to be published by Karnac Books.

He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, including Tate Britain, Benaki Museum Athens, Wolfsonian Miami, Poetry Library South Bank London, Hydra Museum, The Economist Plaza for the Contemporary Arts Society as well as a debut solo exhibition for the 56th Venice Biennale 2015 at the Gervasuti Foundation. in 2015 he was awarded the Tithe Grant by The Blake Society, judged by Sir Alan Parker. He wrote, curated and produced the world's first Sonic Art project 'We Love You' (Published by Booth Clibborn Editions and Candy Records 1998) and curated the worlds first Acid House compilation, 'In the Key of E,' as well as producing and mixing the seminal 'Can U Feel it' (Desire Records 1986). In his writing, poetry and film he experiments with ice, fire, meteorites, orgonite, obsidian sound, performance and ritual. Yet he considers all of his practice in whatever medium as writing or poetry.

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