participating in Enter Text residency at Arteles, Finland, November 2018

From November 3rd to 29th 2018 I will be in residence at Arteles Creative Centre, Haukijärvi, Finland. The residency theme or title is Enter Text, and is focused on artists, performers and writers working across the edges of these disciplines. I plan to work on a development of the Twitter material gathered during my series of ‘his voice’ performances, and a translation of a text on gestures.

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Sound in Artists Films made in the South West

My short film work, ‘flat-head self-tapping’ (2015) made with sound artist Neil Rose will be screened as part of this event in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art on November 7th 2018.

‘flat-head self-tapping’ engages with questions of speaking in public, of being on show, of being heard, and displaying coded behaviour. Deriving elements from Bell’s Standard Elocutionist and online dictionaries, the performance text stitches fragments, word lists, letters, and gestures into a display of awkward flapping interrupted by gnomic expulsions.

Originally presented as a live performance at Arnolfini, Bristol, this version for screen was developed with sound, video and editing by Neil Rose; the trailer is available at Vimeo here.

The screening is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/496149960903200/

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‘Receiving Queerly Displaced Utterance’ now online at ARWEI 2018 proceedings

My paper ‘Receiving Queerly Displaced Utterance: Failure and / as Response in Works by Glenn Ligon and LOW PROFILE’ is now available online as part of the published proceedings of the 9th SAR – International Conference on Artistic Research April 11th – 13th 2018, University of Plymouth, UK.

This paper looks at two works that complicate the condition of the utterance and the reception of performance, through an interplay of repetitions, reiterations, absences and occupations. The works are Low Profile Impromptu (Athenaeum, Plymouth 2016), and Glenn Ligon Live (Camden Arts Centre, London 2014).

The full documentation of the conference is available on the JAR Research Catalogue

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THINGS – exhibition and auction

I have written a response to one of the 27 objects that will be on show at 310 New Cross Road, London as part of the project ‘Things’ organised by Tamara Projects. The objects will also be listed for auction on eBay along with the texts written in response by a range of writers and artists. The auctions will go live from 00.00hrs on October 12th 2018, and remain up for the standard 10-day auction period.

THINGS – Exhibition & Auction

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mentoring a Plymouth Platform project for #PAW18

Over the past 8 months I have worked with Rhys Morgan as a mentor for his commissioned project for Plymouth Platform which was shown at Plymouth Art Weekender 2018. Rhys developed a single-screen video installation with 5-channel sound. It was shown in the Batter Street Studio space at Plymouth Arts Centre over the Art Weekender, 28th-30th September 2018.

Daddygogue consisted of the installation and a newspaper, and both were supported by a workshop with young trans people in Plymouth. The project investigated topics of queer visibility, trans experience, information and communication systems, and folded these together with audio and visual collage of material found online and in print.

https://daddygogue.tumblr.com/

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