Sergina: Simon wrote a song for a drag act performed by Elly Clarke at the Brighton Digital Festival.
Wysing Polyphonic: A performance with Jenny Moore, two drum kits and a choir.
Juniper Woods Residency: A residency/performance with Jenny Moore, two drum kits and a choir.
Servant Jazz Quarters: A music performance with Jenny Moore and Andrew Kershaw.
Total Refreshment Studios: A music performance with Jenny Moore.
Biddle Brothers: A music performance with Jenny Moore and guests.
Art Review Bar: A music performance with Jenny Moore.
Gala at the Arcola Theatre: Simon was a chorus member in Ergo Phizmiz’s opera.
House Music: A collaborative and improvised music performance at Matt’s Gallery as part of Jenny Moore’s radio project You Can’t Win Them All Ladies and Gentlemen.
Art Workers Guild: Simon was a chorister/moving body in Jenny Moore’s performance at the Block Universe Festival.
Do the Cou Cou: Simon devised and performed a song/dance routine addressing sexual politics as part Jenny Moore’s radio project You Can’t Win Them All Ladies and Gentlemen.
Failing in Love: Simon made a promotional music video for singer/songwriter Alice Mary.
Beaconsfield Residency: Simon took part in a month-long public residency at Beaconsfield gallery, culminating in a solo exhibition that explored reading as a performative and collaborative activity.
Saturdays Live at the Serpentine: Simon was a chorister/moving body in Jenny Moore’s performative response to the gallery space.
Space-Time: The Future: A performance with Jenny Moore at Wysing Arts Centre.
Open School East: A performance with Jenny Moore.
Biddle Brothers: A performance with Jenny Moore.
Resonance FM: A live radio performance with Jenny Moore.
October Gallery: A performance with Jenny Moore.
Supernormal Festival: A performance with Jenny Moore.
The Dentist: A performance with Jenny Moore.
Duke of Uke: A performance with Jenny Moore.
Save the Schoolhouse: A performance with Jenny Moore.
Songs for Reading Into (parts 1, 2 & 3): Publishing project and performance with Jenny Moore at X Marks the Bokship.
Jam (1): A performance at the Sugarhouse in London with Jenny Moore.
In Pursuit of Hirsute: Solo performance at Netil House in London.
Wedding Vows: A new song and performance in response to an invitation from the artist group Gandt for the And/Or Gallery in London.
Galapagos Postcard Project: A tradition on the island of Floreana invites tourists to leave a postcard without a stamp in a barrel on the beach, in the hope that a future visitor will one day pick it up and deliver it on to its intended destination. Simon found 22 postcards addressed to locations across the UK, and hand-delivered them in a single journey travelling by train and bicycle. The work featured in The Mobility Project – an event hosted at the Suvi Lehtinen Gallery in Berlin and the Meter Room in Coventry.
1998 – 2010
Blue Movie: Simon won a national award for a short education film that he facilitated with a group of young people in Brent, North West London.
Banff Centre Residency: Simon devised and performed a new body of work that responded to the residency’s location in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Requiem: Simon wrote a Requiem for a de-consecrated church within the Museo de la Ciudad in Quito, Ecuador. The Latin lyrics of the Requiem were translated extracts taken from his existing body of songs. He set this text to an original score and performed the piece live with a string quartet and choir.
5217 St Laurent: Solo performance in Montreal, Canada.
Broadcast: A month-long collaborative project in Montreal with British artist Jesse Ash supported by the British Council and Articule Gallery.
Sonar Festival, Barcelona: Live performance.
The Feast of Silenus: Live performance at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Late at Tate: Live performance at Tate Britain.
Arrivals: Simon's songs were featured in a graduate group show at the Pump House Gallery.
Wight Biennial, Los Angeles: Simon was selected to perform Sad, Sad Songs of Wretchedness and Death – a repertoire of songs and short stories – at an international exhibition of graduate work curated by UCLA.
The Degree Show: For their graduating project, the Leeds 13 staged an exhibition of other artists’ work, including Damien Hirst, Auguste Rodin, Jo Spence, Marcel Duchamp, Christo, Barbara Hepworth, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Margaret Harrison, Henry Moore and Jeff Koons.
Leeds 13, Going Places: Working as an art collective, Simon and his university course-mates secured a public art grant to put on a ‘conventional’ exhibition. Visitors to the event were taken to Leeds Airport just in time to see them arriving back from a week’s holiday in Spain, courtesy of the grant. As the tabloid press reacted with indignation and fury, they revealed that the holiday was in fact an elaborate hoax; they never left the country nor spent any of the money. The entire trip was simulated using the Scarborough coastline, false travel documents and lots of fake tan.