performing ‘flat-head self-tapping’ as part of Care & Attend on April 30th 2015

On Thursday April 30th I will perform ‘flat-head self-tapping’ as part of Care & Attend, at Chelsea School of Art, London.

Care + Attend

Curated by Emma Cocker and Joanne Lee

Part of Unconditional Love, The Society for Artistic Research Spring Event

Care + Attend comprises a constellation of fragments and extracts – of different intensities and durations – where the exposition of research emerges as a poetic and performative event, generating moments of potential resonance and dialogue. This event explores the theme Unconditional Love through the principles (perhaps even methodologies) of care and attention, as applied within specific (artistic) practices of both the everyday and of the self. Beginning with the observation that both curate and curiosity have shared etymology in the term ‘care’, Care + Attend seeks to develop a research vocabulary based on receptivity, openness, fidelity, integrity, intimacy, friendship and commitment (whilst not ignoring the parallel principles of distraction, inattention, the act of closing one’s eyes or of looking away). Cocker and Lee have invited a range of artists & writers to share and reflect on their own processes, philosophies and politics of care and attention, and to present these through live performance, screenings and spoken word. Contributors include Kate Briggs, Daniela Cascella, Belén Cerezo, Emma Cocker, Steve Dutton + Neil Webb, Victoria Gray, Rob Flint, Mark Leahy, Joanne Lee, Martin Lewis, Sarat Maharaj, Brigid McLeer, Hester Reeve, and Lisa Watts.

Care + Attend is part of a 2 day event entitled Unconditional Love organised by The Society for Artistic Research Spring Event taking place 30 April – 1 May 2015 at Chelsea College of the Arts / University of the Arts London.
Central to this event is the notion of unconditional love, which could mean a commitment to the dynamics of open and engaged exchange, or an obsessive pursuit of the unattainable.
The full programme can be found here: