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Distant mourning – sending a prayer out to sea

Like a good autistic I’ve been in hyper-focus. Lockdown has brought a surprising clarity to my work. It’s as though my practice was made for this moment. It sounds like a strange thing to say, and it is. Other autistics […]

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Well this puts a whole new spin on it

So I had been thinking about gesture as widely as possible … How it is used in dance and choreography – the work of Bob Fosse (Chicago), the choreography of West Side Story, folk dance, Bollywood, Ballroom culture and the […]

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Moving towards collective generation

In my previous film works I have primarily photographed objects, textures and landscape. A year ago I acquired a remote timer for my camera for the purposes of creating a rough and ready time-lapse film of an installation of some […]

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Coexistence

‘Coexistence’ is a call for ‘empathy and solidarity that transcends species’ and features works that reflect on issues of humans’ relationship with nature and critique an anthropocentric worldview.

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Giving it a whirl in Athens

Earlier in the year I was invited by the organisers to take part in the 8th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece. My work was shown as part of the Poetry + Video programme curated by Marie Craven. But […]

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Artist Animation Film-Making

   I applied to the a-n Artist Bursary scheme to fund a two-pronged training programme to help develop my skills as a self-taught film-maker using animation. The first part was to fund me being mentored by two artist film makers […]

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Without words?

Art Language Location are based in Cambridge. Currently working with Anglia Ruskin University they are curating a 21-artist silent film showreel at The Window Project in Silver Street. Having been part of Art Language Location in the past, I decided that this […]

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Stop spinning: eat the frog

Creation of art is not meant to be the worst thing in the day. Frequently it it the best thing. But getting started is SO often the worst thing. Talking with my mentor Rosalind Davis – I realised how much […]

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Dance of the hands

Thinking about two senses of the word ‘gesture’ – researching and developing a new body of work with the help of the a-n Mentoring Bursary 2019.

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Bus Lane Archaeology

A conversation about the exhibition with Nicole Mollett and the artists Sew N Sew, Mary Hearne and Jakub Rokita.

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The book is out

The book is out! It includes essays by Karen Jones (University of Kent), Charles Holland (Charles Holland Architects), Philip Hutton (Architect) Richard Taylor (artist), Louisa Love (artist) and haikus by Ben Hunt. Please contact me if you would like a copy. Feedback […]

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That’s it (apart from the book)

It’s done so here is the link: https://vimeo.com/claresmith/watercressandaffodils Thank you so very much – I watched it this afternoon and cried all over again.  I enjoyed it in March but this was even better and it is a wonderful end to […]

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