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His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco

Though hiring and working with Toufik Elbouchiti a Moroccan singer, song writer and performer I discovered he had a desire to meet His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco at his Palace in Rabat. Apparently the King invites blind persons to the […]

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A NEW VISION (When the Mind Hears)

The original concept was to take place in the Marrakech Souk located at Jemaa el-Fnaa Medina Square, based on the tourist as ‘an outsider’, dealing and negotiating a journey amongst the highly charged intensely busy environment. The idea based on […]

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Large paintings

This painting is too large to photograph easily so I made a video link. It’s about the process. The paint is quite dilute so that it can run and flow. But I’m in control …well mostly. The element of chance […]

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The Discovery Session

  So Thursday afternoon I had my “discovery” session with Tamara, a creative entrepreneurs and artists coach.  As you may remember it had been suggested by Susan Mumford at my initial “mentoring” session, that I could do with half of […]

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The Coach and awaiting a skype call

So I feel I should update everyone as I haven’t written in a while. The main reason I haven’t written is that nothing’s happened, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to make it to London to see […]

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Editing ‘A New Vision’ When The Mind Hears

Twelve months ago I was very pleased to have been invited to Rabat by film maker Marouane Bahrar after meeting up with him whilst I was on holiday in Marrakech. Marouane is a friend of the artist Said Afifi who I was […]

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The Gaze

The main aim of the an:travel bursary was to enable me to edit to completion a video I recorded last November in 2015 at the location of Rabat’s Souk. The original proposal was for the ‘Marrakech Biennale 6’ which took […]

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Amazing Grace as Inspiration

I visited Rabat last February to make a video, however Rabat is very different from Marrakech and not particularly tourist driven; more like Manchester in the sun. My original concept was based on perceived vulnerably, peoples interactions and the gaze […]

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15th June 2016 Arrived in Rabat

Professor Rachid El Alaoui was in Rabat to greet me, taking me to a main square called Pietri Place, Place Moulay El Hassan where lots of mainly young Moroccans and families gather for coffee and socialising after breaking the fast […]

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Arrived in Marrakech

On landing Karim who I was sat next to on the flight hired a car and offered to drop me at the train station allowing me from negotiating with the airport taxis (who in my experience charge over the odds!). The […]

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Reasons for Rabat

This bursary opportunity will enable me to complete editing the video with the assistance of Marouane Bahrar a filmmaker and photographer based at GML film and photography studios. I will be engaging with a wider community of artists and cultural practitioners, […]

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Platform – Spring: a different look

I’ve just realised I wrote about Platform – Summer before adding the entry for Platform – Spring. So here it is. Lots of things have happened since my last post that prevented me from working hands on on the Spring […]

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Platform – Summer: shooting

Shooting wasn’t easy. Making the “lens” for the digital pinhole wasn’t either. Figuring out how to do the exposure compensation throughout the day was hard. Changing angles to better show the people on the platform…all these things happened and I […]

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Birdsong in Boston

Image: inside Gillian Wearing’s installation at the University of Brighton An intense week. Visitors, traveling, teaching. Some powerful experiences – good and bad, love and hate:  The Encounter, This is How We Die. Today,  30 minutes of time unaccounted for, […]

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