Louis Mason: The Attendants
The Attendants is a collection of fiction, written over a five-year period, from 2017, when the author moved to London, to early 2023. All the stories in this collection were written in response to art exhibitions or works of art. They represent an attempt to develop a coherent response to art: what it does and how it functions (and occasionally ceases to function) in London now. Many of the stories are genre pieces, horror, fantasy, and science fiction, but all have the complex interrelations of the image, the city, the eye, and the body at their centre.