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Multiple Os: The O Show’s spin-off Podcast – available now!

2021

If you’re interested in candid confessions, non-conformity, creativity and mental health, you’ve come to the right place! The O Show now has it’s very own spin-off podcast ‘Multiple Os’ featuring artists and other experts who have no difficulty ‘spilling the beans’ about their lives and opinions, especially when they defy norms and conventions.

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Interview with Karen McLean

2021

These are notes from my live interview with artist Karen McLean about her exhibition “Blue Power/ Arn’t I a Woman!” at Block 336 Gallery. The discussion was unfortunately lost due to Instagram technical failure. Topics explored included the poignant and unexpected resonance of her work in relation to current events; the resistance of enslaved women in the Caribbean; reparations and Roe v. Wade.

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Digital Residency at Mimosa House

2021

For the week of 10 – 16 May, Oriana took over Mimosa House London’s Instagram feed. She conducted 20 brand new live interviews with a line up of fabulous guests from the fields of live and fine art, literature and activism.

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Academiaphobia Workshop

2019

I was invited by the Ableism discussion group at Goldsmiths, University of London, to transform my talk show The O Show into a participatory, student-centred workshop to address academia-induced anxiety or ‘academiaphobia’

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Alter Ego Workshop at Mimosa House

2019

I was invited to run a creative workshop exploring alter egos at Mimosa House. The participants were a group of young people aged 13-16 who are part of City Lions, an organisation that introduces kids from Westminster to arts organisations and learning opportunities.

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Narcissism Workshop

2018

Interested in the possibility that my narcissism might be a good thing, I participated in Nando Messias‘ workshop entitled Art & the Self: What did Narcissus See?, programmed by the Live Art Development Agency. Surrounded by fellow live artists, we started the weekend with a seminar … Continue reading Narcissism Workshop

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Dr. Fox

2018

I completed my PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths in Autumn 2018, with a practice-based portfolio (full of O Shows and other assorted pieces) and a written thesis (piled high and deep at just over 70k words). The latter is entitled “Performance Art Can Change Your Life! Shame Attacking and Parrhesia as Feminist Practices of Freedom”.

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Creative Families

2016

I ran a series of workshops with mothers with mental health difficulties and their toddlers exploring and valuing everyday achievements. This is part of the ‘Creative Families’ project run by South London Gallery and a local NHS team called Parental Mental Health.

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Performance and the Maternal

2016

I’ve was invited to participate in a research event at The University of Cardiff entitled ‘Performance and the Maternal: Intersections and Encounters’ in March 2015.

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Mothership Pilgrimage

2015

A small group of men, women and children accompanied Lucy Thane and I as we traversed a route through Hackney on Sunday 24 May debating, exploring and exploding contemporary perceptions of motherhood via performance and embodied discussion.

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Living Archives

2014

I participated in French & Mottershead’s ‘Living Archives’ workshop, which I was hoping would flood my current creative bottleneck with great ideas from past work. The focus of the workshop turned out to be

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Public Acts

2013

I taught the Public Acts Studio at The Cass, alongside Bob and Roberta Smith in 2013-14. My students and I participated in The Art Party Conference in Scarborough on 23 November.

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Don’t Wait Tables: Workshop with Ursula Martinez

2013

This two-day training session was aimed at artists who usually supplement their artist’s income with an unrewarding part-time job. The goal was to assist us in making a short act from which we could earn cash money.

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Crafting an Artistic ‘Self’

2012

I designed and taught this studio examining the social construction of identity through art practice at The Cass in 2012-13.

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Write and Perform a Monologue

2012

Dora Garcia’s workshop at The Hayward’s Wide Open School got me thinking about why I disguise my confessions as satire. It also made me realise I may need to take a small talk workshop.

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DIY9 Workshop: Live Art Therapy

2012

Every summer Live Art Development Agency offers the opportunity for artists to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists. This July I had the opportunity to run one of them!

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