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An Introduction

What has led to your taking on the identity of a socially-engaged interdisciplinary visual artist? It’s quite a loaded identity to have, isn’t it? I’ll do my best to break that down a bit! I’m your typical idealist; a dreamy […]

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Lost Library Essence.

During my upcoming performance at UnDegUn (following a Lost Library workshop at Ty Pawb on 24th November) the using of my body as first absorption of questions feels right and connected to my slow and physical essence. Video: The Lost […]

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SOUP at Social Making

The Social Making (optional) symposium dinner will take the format of a SOUP event, also held at Devonport Guildhall. SOUP is a powerful tool to start conversations, practice democracy and fund new projects, people, and ideas. Social Making SOUP, supported […]

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Digesting Politics at MIMA

Keep It Complex added a sprinkle of politics to MIMA’s weekly community lunches on 14/12/2017. We brought cupcakes with the faces of local politicians, MPs, MEPs, councillors, the police and crime commissioner and the Mayor. We also gave people pre-digested […]

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Digesting Politics at Grand Union, Birmingham

Keep it complex headed up to Birmingham to have some tea and Teressa May cake at Grand Union. Our local supermarket had refused to print Teressa May on a Cake, we’re not sure why, something about not being able to […]

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Venice Biennale and Social engagement

In recent months, against the background of rapid change in our global political landscape, I have observed that my own echo-chamber of artists, curators and educators in the arts have been reacting. It has been clear to see that many […]

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Residencies

Collected blogs and resources on the a-n site on artists’ residencies. See also my commissioned essay Residencies: practices and paradoxes

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Oslo Pilot: the giver, the guest and the ghost

Oliver Bennett reflects on the challenges of introducing art into the public realm, following his attendance at Oslo Pilot’s symposium, as the city seeks to challenge the existing biennial format and enable new dialogues with its public space.

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End of the summer

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been back in West London working on the textiles project, and the group have produced some wonderful work. On the last day everyone brought cakes and sweets to share from all over the world (well […]

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Art is… at Tate Modern: stimulating, provocative and often moving

At the recent Art Is… event at Tate Modern, the Freelands Foundation gathered together a cast of artists, educators, gallery directors and more to present a series of talks and discussions about the idea of socially useful art, the importance of art education, and the role of creative freedom for artists. Fisun Guner reports.

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Reciprocity

What is the relationship between I and we?
How can creativity connect and empower us?

Exploring these questions via a socially engaged art practice to try to effect change

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