I’m currently running a series of workshops with mothers 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.
I’ve been invited to participate in a research event at The University of Cardiff entitled ‘Performance and the Maternal: Intersections and Encounters’ this March.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
I spent the better part of a week at Tania Bruguera’s workshop “Creating a New Profession: Behaviour Art” as part of the Hayward Gallery’s Wide Open School. I’ve come up with a job called a ‘Subterfuge Stylist’ but I’m not entirely convinced about my own concoction.
I participated in a 2-day workshop on The Method offered by Sam Rumbelow, the acting coach in Gillian Wearing’s film Self Made and learned all about how central the unconscious mind is to our everyday performances.
I’ve written a series of blog posts about the episode of The O Show that I produced for ‘P o P’ (Potentials of Performance), the closing event of the 3-year, AHRC-funded research project Performance Matters. My writing elaborates on the thinking behind the episode, which explores the relationship between the therapeutic process and performance.
Marcia Farquar has a gift for the gab, so I took a weekend workshop her with on the topic of Autobiography in the hope that her loquaciousness would pass on to me…
From 2/2011 to 2/2012 I was invited to document my practice for CT Edition’s blog The Protagonist. This period of time included numerous guest appearances on Let’s Paint TV; two residencies; The Do It All Dating Game at Nottingham Contemporary; my face … Continue reading The Protagonist
I was invited by Metal Culture and Oreet Ashery to participate in a five-day residency in Southend On Sea to explore the role of comedy in my work along with fellow live artists Scottee, Owen Parry, Caroline Smith and Mem … Continue reading Metal Comedy Lab
‘Entertainment Value‘ was a two day skills sharing workshop led by Scottee (programmed by The Live Art Development Agency) with artists from cabaret, trash or low art practices in collaboration with live artists, academic or institution based practitioners. The workshop aimed … Continue reading Entertainment Value
The pilot episode of The O Show was filmed at Performance Studies International #17 in Utrecht and broadcast simultaneously online. My guests included performance artist Owen Parry, stay-at-home-dad Jay Stewart and Felicity (Vikki Chalklin), a tele-sales operator from Woking who received … Continue reading The O Show – pilot episode
I participated in Oreet Ashery’s ‘Naked as a Jaybird‘ Weekend Workshop at Artsadmin which was marketed as follows: This experiential workshop will focus on intimate encounters with our sensorial awareness and perceived thresholds, leading to shared creations of performative moments, … Continue reading Naked as a Jaybird
During the Hayward Gallery’s Move: Choreographing You exhibition, I was invited to lead an educational project inspired by the work of Alan Kaprow, the creator of ‘the happening’. The press release for the weekend-long event read as follows: Allan Kaprow’s … Continue reading Happiness Happenings
Until 2010, I had listened with some doubt when other artist/educators had said “teaching is a part of my art practice”, now I feel I can repeat this phrase in all honesty. From performance lectures to participatory workshops, I have found numerous ways to use my creative flair to educate young minds.