Volume 7, the latest volume of Emergency Index, “an annual document of performance practice”, has recently been published. Covering 260 works made across 51 countries through 2017, the book gives an overview of activity in live and performance art. My projects, Subject to Gesture, with Benjamin D. Duvall in Liverpool; and Tears in Rain, which was part of Plymouth Art Weekender 2017, are both documented in this publication.
The Ugly Duckling Presse website includes further information on this volume. HERE
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/
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.