Sophie Paul (she/her, b. 1998) is a designer and writer based across London and Oxfordshire. Her work triangulates between critical theory, trashiness, and eroticisms, with an interest in feminist materiality. Her MA thesis, Notes Towards a Theory for Iridescence was awarded the 2022 RCA Writing Prize. Her writing is held at Van Gough House, Poor House Reading Rooms and Tate Archive, and has appeared in BOMB Magazine, ARC Magazine, The Pluralist, Fortified Gazette, Deptford Culture Review, and Scrawl. She has written for live voice with Montez Radio, Repeater, Export Radio, and in association with Pitt Rivers, Oxford. She has exhibited at MAC Birmingham, Lunchtime Gallery, and LUCKY as part of Kunstverein München’s interdisciplinary artists residency on the Ammersee. 

Alongside Kaiya Waerea, she is one half of Sticky Fingers Publishing, an intra-dependant publisher based in London, publishing experimental feminist, queer, crip, non-fiction.





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Sophie Paul (she/her, b. 1998) is a designer and writer based across London and Oxfordshire. Working with experimental writing, collaborative publishing and performance, her interests intersect critical theory, trashiness, and eroticisms. She has written for radio and live voice, run writing and zine making workshops and staged interventionist performances at various sites around London, introducing alternative dialogues around the body as sites for interruption and excess.

Her thesis, Notes Towards a Theory for Iridescence uses the qualities of iridescence to propose an affective re-writing of the ways girlhood and iridescence intra-act. This piece was awarded the 2022 RCA Writing Prize.

Alongside Kaiya Waerea, she is one half of Sticky Fingers Publishing, an intra-dependant publisher based in London, publishing experimental feminist, queer, crip, non-fiction.

She is currently a resident at Peripheral Alliances at the Ammersee, a cooperation between Kunstverein München and Euroboden.






︎︎︎ sophieanna15@gmail.com
︎︎︎ @theunofficialsoupdragon
︎︎︎ RCA2022

Never Cry / Cold Noodles, formerly the Rom-Com Re-Writing Cafe was a collective attempt to rewrite PS, I Love You, through a series of undisceplined re-writing workshops took place under the cover of night during lockdown 1. Using rapid response rewriting exercises, a group of brave and lonely lovers gathered over youtube livestream and a shared google doc, to generate alternative scripts that think through the messy and excessive body in pop culture.

Holly (below) is a response from one of the workshop participants, translating a written script produced during a particularly dark, wt, and cold evening into a music video. You can watch it here



The re-writing workshops were based on a 503 page readction script, details here, which included dramatic readings, here.

Three google docs were produced over the course of these workshops, which you can read in full, and at your own risk









Excerpts


an overwhelming
grief-thing knotting rope like pasta, wet and old on a shelf.

NEVER CRY. NEVERY CRY. Cold NOODLES.

comfortably across a glittering backstreet in Manchester in 1975.

fill the ole!

What?

fill the ole!

Everything should be
normal. I’m here sucka.


Did she ever take care? Would she ever?

I'm not sure what that means - love.
It's worth just taking a... breath

“Well, get ur cock out then luv”