The Story Collector

I am currently in Orkney where I will be conducting an art project looking at how storytelling affects our relationships with the lanscapes we live in and the creatures that we share them with. Throughout my visit I will be posting about my experiences and the stories I find.

More information about the project and the posts relating to it can be found under The Story Collector section on the menu above.

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Performing Worlds

So Performing Worlds will be kicking off in style this Saturday and with just under a week to go final preparations are happening throughout the city…

What I’ve seen of the exhibition install at the Hannah Maclure Centre is looking great and the programme is now out and about around the city (pick one up from various locations including Camperdown Wildlife Park and the Central Library)

I am putting the finishing touches to my work and finalising plans for my performance at Camperdown Wildlife Park on Monday 11th.

I will also be tweeting live about the schedule and events throughout the week so follow @performingnow to be kept up to date.

Tonight the Performance Platform will be devising the Times Rope performance which will be the first event of the week on Saturday.

It’s going to be an exciting week jam-packed with performances, talks, lunches and more so spread the…

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Buzzcut (busy busy)

Yet another busy week this week, organising and setting up for the next few months work…

Last weeks performance events went great!

In the Absence of… was a huge success. Having spent the day at a workshop run by Richard Layzell we were all really ready and warmed up and I think it showed. Sylvia Law performed a stunningly simple resonance piece in which she sang through a hollow wall to someone on the other side. Both pressed into the corners facing the wall, the result was a beautiful and powerful one to one experience. I performed my piece Felis Felix (Happy Cat) which I will describe in a later post, which I think went down well.

Saturday night was Crawl Inclusive an art crawl around Dundee. I was part of the For Sale performance which consisted of a manic estate agent showing the house to visitors who were confronted by strange scenes in each room, a girl staring into a fridge full of milk cartons, a cat stroking a humans hair and feeding them cat shit from a litter tray, a girl in a bath peeling potatoes and fish with a razor and a half-dressed man ‘masturbating’ a tube of mascara. This was just one of many great performances on the night (most of which I unfortunately missed).

This weekend is also busy busy… The opening of the RSA:New Contemporaries exhibition is tomorrow night in Edinburgh, then Sunday is the screening of the Dundee Performance Collective’s collaborative video piece with Bbeyond at the Buzzcut festival in Glasgow.

I will be back with more next week…

 

 

Pinch Punch…

March is shaping up to be a very busy month for me so in the spirit of shameless self promotion here are the events I am part of this month…

In the Absence of…

Thursday 8th, 6.30pm, Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

An evening of performance kicked off by Richard Layzell, followed by various performances from artists working in Scotland.

Crawl Inclusive

Saturday 10th, various venues, Dundee

An art crawl around Dundee, visiting several venues for exhibitions and live works. I will be part of For Sale which is taking place at 5 Bellefield Avenue at around 7.30pm.

Water Cafe (W.C.)

Friday 22nd, time and place tbc

As part of World Water Day there will be various live events in Dundee including walks, talks, film screenings and a pop up cafe.

Engendering Dialogue

Friday 30th – Saturday 31st, DJCAD, Dundee

A two day symposium examining Feminism in art today. I will be performing on the Friday morning and then taking part in a panel discussion with Hannah Champion, Mary Modeen and Eleanor Morgan.

 

Most of these events are free and open to the public, but may require a booking. Please follow the links for more info.

Breathing Space

Since graduating I have indulged in a little breathing space to allow thoughts to settle and begin to develop. During this time I have travelled to Australia, visited London where I met and worked with many inspiring artists and thinkers and spent a hectic week working on A Cut A Scratch A Score at the Cooper Gallery in Dundee.

I am now refreshed and raring to go.

Watch this space…