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Where research meets people

Balance is key when writing up a research study, deciding on what to include and what to leave out: how to communicate survey data, information from interviews and insights from existing literature and knowledge. It’s a complex and demanding job […]

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07/07/19

Everyday is a workday. Working on something ubiquitous as dialogue, and being attuned to thinking about everyday dialogue, means that everyday is the potential for a ‘work day’: Constantly thinking, learning and ‘working’.   Working: to do; productive or operative […]

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Sculpture as Fieldwork / Ways of Listening II

I attended the Sculpture as Fieldwork conference at Leeds Art Gallery yesterday (Manchester School of Art / University of Huddersfield / Henry Moore Institute collaboration). The first speaker was Holly Corfield Carr who is interested in caves and writing in […]

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Mouthing Practices

Sophie Hope has started a new project on Mouthing Practices “exploring the sounds, speech, utterances and un-articulated moments in project meetings.” In dialogue there’s non-verbal communication that affects the dialogue when it happens face to face or in person. Sophie’s […]

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Failure of Participation: Terminology Diagrams

Some interesting terminology diagrams form Failure of Participation :   The second diagram infers that dialogical practice overlaps with relational and is politcal (defers to criticality) and the dialogical only exists in the realms of the political and not in […]

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03/07/19

I went over to The Arthouse in Wakefield today with my Dwell Time co-curator Lenny Szrama. We met with the other YVAN micro bursary recipients and presented/talked about each others’ practices. The format was a 10 minute overview of practice […]

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02/07/19

Last night at Art Lab at Dean Clough I presented a very brief overview of my current interests in dialogue, briefly tracing previous practice development to this point. I then opened the conversation out to the group and invited input […]

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01/07/19

Tonight is the July edition of Art Lab! I’ve so far shied away from putting myself on the bill but I thought I’d like to have a group disucssion about dialogue-as-subject in arts practice after the two other presenters and […]

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30/06/19

On Friday night I performed a brand new piece recycling old ideas/work in a mash up with new ideas about dialogue. I usually prefer scripted public presentations/performances as I struggle with nerves on stage but this one was a bit […]

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29/06/19

On Wednesday I presented at my recent collaborator on YVAN/Corridor publication Resilience is Futile‘s Smizz’s event Phuckuppery 2 at Sheffield Hallam University. Smizz invited me to talk about failure and I honed in on mental health in the arts as […]

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27/06/19

I met with Compass Live Art Co-director Peter Reed and artist in residence Joshua Sofaer. Joshua and I talked about our practices and my interests and intial ideas for this project. Joshua gave me a fantastic reading list  through our […]

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Dialogue

Compass Live Art Artist Development Blog logging daily learning, thoughts and exchanges

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Curious Treasures

A research project funded by A-N Artist Bursary (2019).

Above image: object/detail from installation, ‘as small as the world and as large as alone.’ shown at Project78Gallery, St Leonards on Sea, 2019

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Mercurius

Dean and I met in Bruton for a two day alchemical workshop with Jungian analyst Catherine Bygott. ⁣ ⁣Our sessions with Catherine seem to have been building to this point and it was a highly charged, emotional and influential time. As […]

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Hygromorphic action!

This week I worked with engineer Ben Bridgens to test the responsiveness of the panels we created. When moisture was applied, the veneer panels which are laminated to fibreglass, could be seen to slowly move and curl. As they dried […]

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Access 2 Touch/See/Hear/Do

I have been researching online guides on how to produce accessible performance and I found this clearly explained working document by ‘unlimited’ arts commissioning program for disabled artists, titled Demystifying Access. The guide opens with a statement: ‘If you care […]

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Following Threads

This is the first contribution to this blog by Dean Melbourne. As the project is collaborative it seemed to make sense that one blog would better reflect the tone of experiences as opposed to the repetition of two very similar […]

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I am Playing.

An introduction to ‘I am Playing’ – two playful research trips funded by a-n Artist Bursaries 2019.
By Elena Brake

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Entering the Vessel

We had our second meeting with Jungian analyst Catherine Bygott in Somerset on Friday. As well as discussions she led us in a physical exercise to connect us to our unconscious self. It was a challenging activity but really interesting […]

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R&D Show #1

My aim with this work was to make my Unknown Statue workshop & performance Makaton friendly which I feel was a success. I started with a relaxed performance of a maximum of 25 people and in the second session 75 […]

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The Unexpected

  It’s been a busy month and I’ve struggled to get to my studio. Thankfully this week, it’s getting back to normal. The good news is that I had something to be getting on with straightway so it was right […]

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Photographs From Another Place: An Introduction

This will be an ongoing blog around a five-year personal project I’ve obsessively researched, based around a rediscovered family photographic archive. It will culiminate in an exhibition and interventions at the end of 2019 at The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum.

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