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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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Cello’s, Paper, Glass Roofs and Spleens

How can I forget! Before attending St Martin’s in August I visited Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. I took part in a wonderful workshop focusing on Art, Health and Wellbeing. When I visited, it was tightly packed during the life […]

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11/03/16

Whilst creating live art I hope to get a full sense of the space including: weather, sounds, time, changes, paths, colour, touch, scents and depict this through photography, film and 3D and 2D ‘drawings’. The project is about becoming familiar […]

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10/04/16 Final Visit

The final trip to Spurn brought realisations of how you can get so distracted in the materiality of objects rather than fluidity of your surroundings. I found myself seeking out plastics in a place they really shouldn’t be, I wanted […]

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08/04/16

To get a more qualitative view of the space I’ve only explored a mile of it, this image is secure in my mind and I feel as though I could map out the space through the art I created, in […]

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30/03/16

The waves were roaring this day under a bright blue sky, to be able to create art here is a privilege, the space is art itself. The environment really is constantly changing, whenever I map out the space with art…it […]

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Getting lost in my thoughts

As time passes so too does it seem to speed up. With the intense experience of the passing of time and the impending assessment, self declaration and judgement, the level of introspection also seems to deepen. I am so in […]

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