Fellow a-n blogger Franny Swann invited me to give a talk to the Sevenoaks Visual Artists forum last Thursday, along with fellow artist and DAD co-director Joanna Jones. There was a great buzz in the room and lots of positive energy. We had meant to get a conversation going but time ran out. We decided not to do a talk using slides and projector, opting to show some real pieces of work instead. Duncan Brannan asked us whether DAD has an influence on our respective studio practices, which was hard to answer straight away but there is definitely something going on there: at the very least it’s about the conversations we have and our overlapping concerns that are reflected very differently in our work, one of which we touched on briefly – namely gesture.