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SpringBoard

As I haven’t blogged regularly on a-n for ages perhaps an overall introduction to The Lost Library is in order? The Lost Library is a performance in which I change the experience of joining a library into a silent enrolment […]

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Where’s The Lost Library now?

Later this week I’ll be appearing at SpringBoard – an event run by MainSpring Arts near Brixton in London – an evening of neurodivergent performances. I’m preparing the kit and my costume in readiness.  I’m collecting resonant, exciting or important […]

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28/06/19

This evening I’m performaing at the Fire & Water Scratch Club with a brand  new piece exploring dialogue, discarded materials and words. It’s unscripted and loosely based on the above drawing I made circa 2004 and long been my profile image […]

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MAYDAY MAYDAY – Fruit Routes – Spring 2019

On May 1st and 2nd 2019 I take part in the next major Fruit Routes event at Loughborough University. I’ve been working on Fruit Routes with artist activist Anne-Marie Culhane who conceived and has led Fruit Routes since it’s inception […]

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Me/Mi MôMo Mu: LIVE UNDEAD

YEAR 1: Me/Mi MôMo Mu Conceived of the 5 elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Aether; Me = 1st body (neophyte) Mi = phantom body (Boricua counter-colonial living cage of the octochronoplasmantic time-prism) MôMo = Artaudian Hauntologisms (the post-humanoid suicided by […]

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Continually Resist.

I cannot express the benefits of sharing practice and space with artists whose main discipline is different from my own. Taking myself out of the context of the UK to consolidate my own methodologies was needed to further enhance my […]

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A body. A Site of Trauma

While excavating for movement, we cannot underestimate the history that lies inside muscles and bones. The heavy breath drawing down our diaphragm, that constant pressure to assimilate leaving thick February fog shape hopelessness in the gravity of ribs. On a […]

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Seeing Through Black Eyes

What I’ve grown to love about vogue femme is how it is unashamedly bold, fierce, sensual, unapologetic. It allows me to access my femininity in a way that feels less cumbersome. It’s a femininity for me and not for the […]

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Radical Restorative Movement

A week-long residency in New York with choreographer Kristopher Pourzal exploring movement, Queerness, resistance & Race as a context to heal through movement.

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Westward Ho!

I am creating a mobile, moving artwork exploring my childhood journeys from the Midlands to coastal holidays in the South West, the memories, the excitement, the early starts, the car sickness, the model villages and our ever-present and trusty Volvos.

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Live Art Development Agency: new space provides a context for collaboration

The recent relocation of the Live Art Development Agency to a former Unitarian mission in Bethnal Green heralds a significant new chapter for the organisation, with new commissions, two ‘thinkers in residence’, and a search for local collaborators. Lydia Ashman finds out more from its co-founder and director Lois Keidan.

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171015 Madley Car Boot YOUR PRICE

Ingredients: 40 minutes Mute Low Plinth Black and white stripy blazer Car boot items Sign Directions: Stand on plinth holding one item at a time, using arms and body to show the item, interacting through gesture and eye contact with […]

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Benjamin Sebastian: BECOMING CONSTELLATION

“Queerness is not and can never be an identity. It is a current, or imperative. Moving through and between our bodies; it is an intersubjective process of becoming. We are more than our bodies. We are relations in time & space.” – B. Sebastian.

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Walk this way: Compass Festival brings live art to Leeds’ streets

This year’s Compass Festival of live art features 18 events, many of which have walking at their heart as performers and participants infiltrate and interact with the city around them. Lydia Ashman finds out more from the festival’s director and some of the artists taking part.

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