Fiona Banner was born in Liverpool and studied at Kingston Polytechnic and later at Goldsmiths College in London. She re-fictionalises actual or filmed occurrences creating a form of ‘wordscape’, in which entire films, scenes and sequences are retold literally in her own words. Hours of action are distilled into a single block of text - typeset, hand-written or illustrated in the style of an intense storyboard. The format of the text is suggested by the content of the subject matter, and at times is blurred to suggest intense moments of drama, or positioned to invoke car chases or shoot outs.