I started this visual diary at the end of February, as part of the creative process for a new Solo performance piece. The aim of this visual diary was to reflect on that short but intense period and to share some aspects of the process as it has flourished.
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This week on the blog, I calm down and get reflective after a month or two of slightly frenzied painting output.
And actually get around to writing on my blog.
I know. It’s been a while.
This summer I’m experimenting with non human drawings. Paper is taped to a hanging tray and a pen placed above that in free movement. The tray is loaded with enticing bird treats. The wind and the birds make the drawings.
An exploration into the desexualised accumulation of female forms
I have spent months addressing the perception of the female. That a woman with intelligence is powerful. That a woman with power is dangerous. That a woman must be stopped from thinking about power. That a woman must be stopped […]
Convid-19 has stopped flights. Will cheap flights start again after lockdown? – Should they? I think not. For 10 years I have worked with a theme of flying. Can I go on?
Research into the power of play and how I can bring this into my practise
working with an online community i orchestrated an interactive documentary (idoc) about walking through the pandemic.
the project has been gratefully supported by a grant from arts council england emergency response fund
digital research made possible by a grant from the arts council’s covid-19 emergency fund for individuals.
Celebrating synchronicity and queer community, with reference to Alan Turing, AL & AL, Allan Horsfall and Islington Mill.
Why Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture ‘Quarantania, I’ has new-found relevance in our lockdown life.
Here are my notes (09/2019-05/2020) of the framework of ‘artful leadership’: artful+novel ways forward led by (neurodivergent) thinkers/makers embedded within socio-political structures to catalyse social/cultural change amid COVID-19+ future novel challenges.
Impressions in buildings and impressions in sculpture
This project is in tandem with the blog: “Locked down into Paying/Denying Attention”.
I intend to access a beach that has no official access.
Disengaging from The Attention Economy to plug into something/anything else, and then… blogging about it.
This was published just before the crisis, about artists using trains and sea routes to reach artists residencies. Now people are either stuck in their residencies or can’t reach them. Here are some pointers for when we can all travel again. Photo by me of Copenhagen Station.
Casting my own body as a ritualistic form of unerstanding
The greatest polemic that no-one knows about
Working in homemade lye soap and its relevance surrounding the genocide of witches.
An exploration of forensic identity and what it means to be unable to identify human remains.
My first solo totally on line art exhibition with Aleph Contemporary
When Covid strikes and that you’re already in lockdown, you’ve got no choice but to come out….
the vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers that come off my allotment this year plus attendant thoughts
a reframing residency began in march 2020
In the coronavirus age when, we learn, a virus is neither dead nor alive; when scientists can create and manipulate biological life, technology creates artificial life, and inanimate objects often appear to take on a life of their own, the question is, “What is Life”?