Dragnet (2006) represents an acknowledgement of the betting shop as a
location in which the activities of betting and gambling on horse racing
constitute what Greenwood terms as a ‘writerly practice’.
Aspects of ritualistic behaviour, decision making, the habitual and notions
of chance accompany and foreground this
‘writerly practice’ which draws on a systematic evaluation
of information that is reproduced concurrently across the U.K
on any given day.
has written through and around a typical example of the betting shop display
sheet, utilising betting slips
written and presented to him by the public and the outcomes of each race
in order to generate a textual work that
explores relationships between past and present, mediated and the immediate.