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.
I designed and taught this studio examining the social construction of identity through art practice at The Cass in 2012-13.
This workshop introduces students to the scope of artist publications produced from the 1960s to today including: Alan Kaprow’s Days Off calendar, L.T.T.R.’s bespoke journals and my own newspaper The Moon, among others. Perhaps more importantly, students will acquire the … Continue reading Artists Make Books
Q: How many performance artists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: I don’t know, I left after 3 hours.
Live art isn’t always durational, po-faced or boring; in fact it can be whatever you want it to be!
I was invited to do a 4-day performance art workshop with BA Theatre and Performance students at The University of Hull in Scarborough which culminated in a collaborative piece called 5 Success Stories. During the first session, to get the … Continue reading 5 Success Stories
This workshop explores the intersection of research and practice through the creation and interpretation of performance art re-enactments. Following simple instructions, in groups and individually, students will come up with proposals, scores and short performances that re-imagine, re-contextualise and/or personalise pieces … Continue reading Reenact This: Practice as Research
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
“A Very Brief and Biased History of Performance Art” is an exercise that allows students to come up with proposals for unorthodox re-workings of past performance pieces, without being hindered by having to actually make them. Firstly, I describe and … Continue reading A Very Brief and Biased History
I was invited by the recently merged Byam Shaw/Central St. Martins College of Art to deliver a workshop introducing first-year BA students to Performance Art. I decided to start it off with a collaborative performance which entailed sharing stories about unwanted … Continue reading Use What You Have
Before I became a performance artist I was shy and introverted; I went around dressed as if I was invisible. I sat behind my sewing machine or my easel and I made my art as an inner exploration, taking what … Continue reading Performance Art Can Change Your Life For The Better
I devised this 10-week ‘skills and processes’ module for BA students at the University of Reading. Revolving around the concept of the alter ego (or second self), this class focuses on image manipulation/Photoshop skills and performance for the video camera. … Continue reading Alter Egos: Photoshop, Video and Performance Module