'Leinert, the man shot form a cannon' from Bertram W. Mills' Circus and Menagerie programme, 1930.
Cathy and Sally began working together when they were asked to produce
Fourth Wall FM, PADT's temporary shortwave artists' radio station
broadcasting from the National Theatre. To fill airtime, they invited
NT repertory actors to read excerpts from novels on themes such as Rivers, Scale,
the Weather. Implicasphere grew out of that enjoyable process, and Sally's
impressive collection of string.
Cathy Haynes is also a freelance producer, event programmer and editor. She was recently Head of Interaction at Artangel (www.artangel.org.uk), London, where she initiated and co-produced the Nights of London series of artists' projects. These included Sukhdev Sandhu's nocturnal journal Night Haunts (www.nighthaunts.org.uk), a special web commission created with musician Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) (www.scannerdot.com) and designer Ian Budden (www.mindunit.co.uk); and Janice Kerbel's Nick Silver Can't Sleep, a radio play for insomniacs produced by Radio 3 – The Verb with a cast led by Rufus Sewell, Josette Simon and Fiona Shaw (www.nicksilvercantsleep.org.uk). Cathy has contributed to academic publications and given many talks and seminars for gallery, professional and student audiences, for example, at Camden Arts Centre, the Hayward Gallery, Arnolfini and the Royal College of Art.
Sally O'Reilly is an art critic and writer, contributing regularly
to many British publications, including Art Monthly, Frieze, Art Review, Spike and Time Out. She has written
many catalogues essays for emerging and established artists for international
venues and organizations, including BALTIC, Gateshead, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Gemeentemuseum,
The Hague, and Locus+, Newcastle. She is also a visiting lecturer on many BA and
Postgraduate courses around the UK, and conducts tutorials on studio practice
and critical theory. She also devises and produces performative events,
both individually and in collaboration. She was artist in residence at
Camden Art Centre (February 2006), co-producer of the performance programme
for Whitstable Biennale 2006, co-writer, producer and performer of the
Brown Mountain Cabaret at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club (October
2006) and curator of Beacon Art Project 2007.
String, Mice and Folly are designed by Adam Hooper (Hoop
Design). All subsequent issues are designed by Fraser Muggeridge (www.pleasedonotbend.co.uk)