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Love Arts Conversation

I wrote some notes for my talk at the Love Arts event yesterday and although I didn’t read this verbatim it’s the basis of what I said:   Love Arts My attitude is that everyone has mental health just like […]

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Lost for Words

Through my mental health research I have been reading The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, attended the Collective Trauma Summit 2020 and studied/studying a second Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health and Level 2 Certificate […]

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October Art Lab: Becky Atherton & Michael Duckett

Monday 5 October 2020, 8pm Presenting: Becky Atherton & Michael Duckett https://www.facebook.com/events/1541634019342071/ Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73921695271?pwd=UkRObzlpRFoxVFd3OWVrVjFjRlBrQT09 Meeting ID: 739 2169 5271 Passcode: 4c26sH Becky Atherton Through my work I want to explore the mythological representation of women and how stories […]

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05/02/20

Dwell Time were filming again today at our HQ Dwell Time Central in Huddersfield. We did four interviews on camera which were tailored to the professions of the interviewees. I made some notes and interview questions after preliminary conversations with […]

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04/02/20

My kids are obsessed with getting kittens. They have toy kittens and I’m aware that talking to inanimate objects and role playing can be a good form of therapy. So I had the idea to create Therapy Kitten with them […]

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03/02/20

It was Art Lab at Dean Clough with the new format of two artist presentations and the ‘marketplace’ show and tell in the second half where everyone can display and discuss their work informally. This came from the festive party […]

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31/01/20

Today I was artist-rapporteur at the Same Skies’ The Future of West Yorkshire’s Regional Democracy event. My role is to crystallise and create an artistic interpretation of the event. There were many interesting presentations and discussions and the notes I […]

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30/01/20

I had a great Flask Conversation with Sally today. We talked about education and documentation of dialogue and so many interesting things. Flask is a vehicle, a conduit, a catalyst.

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29/01/20

Agendas Agendas Agendas noun, formally a plural of agendum, but usually used as a singular with plural a·gen·das or a·gen·da. a list, plan, outline, or the like, of things to be done

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28/01/20

Dwell Time were filming in Huddersfield today for our CrossCountry promo video. It was a full day and there was lots of downtime in between the actual filming which created lots of space for conversation. I did a piece to […]

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27/01/20

I audio recorded a Flask Conversation with Lucy today as well as a catch up. She mentioned that the conversation had created a memory recall she hadn’t expected and I reflected that this seemed to be a common trope.

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23/01/20

Dwell Time delivered a Train Ticket Thoughts workshop on the Penistone Line today. We were also filming and being filmed for a short film for CrossCountry so it was quite full on with lots of conversations going on, all aboard […]

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22/01/20

Dwell Time were shortlisting for Issue 2 today and we did a full day of going through the contributions discussing them one by one. This dialogue is really critical to the curatorial process and although some contributions barely need much […]

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21/01/20

Today’s training was in substance use and mental health delivered by Forward Leeds. Lots of interesting learning around substance (mis)use and the interrelation to mental health. Although the training didn’t go into comorbidity and dual diagnosis, it did highlight that […]

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20/01/20

I attending a Making Every Contact Count training with Leeds Public Health on Monday. This training talked about active listening and open ended questions (not why questions as implies a judgement) plus signposting.   They also mentioned the onion model […]

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16/01/20

New literature: An Introduction to Language and Linguistics, eds. Ralph W. Fasold & Jeff Connor-Linton, Cambridge University Press, 2014   In Chapter 7: Language and The Brain, psycholinguistics, biocognitive and neurocognitive bases of language are outlined. The biocognition of mental […]

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14/01/20

“There is no true word that is not the same time a praxis. Thus to speak is to transform the world.” “Dialogue is the encounter between men, mediate by the world, in order to name the world. Hence dialogue cannot […]

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13/01/20

New charity shop find: An Introduction to Language and Society, Martin Montgomery, Routledge 1986/1995 Transcriptions and Conventions. Pauses: The length of pause is inserted within parentheses to the nearest half second. erm (1.0) Unintelligible speech: Where an interpretation is in […]

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10/01/20

I conducted two Flask Conversations today with Mark Longbottom and Andrew Wilson. These were conversations about ‘flasks, art and life’ unstructured and open ended platforms to think and talk with flasks as the central focus and catalyst for conversations. I […]

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