online text/image performance on December 8th

At 6.30pm (GMT) I will present ‘toward an emblem‘, a slidefilm with live reading, as part of the Huddle series organised by CAMP. I have been interested in the concept of the emblem for a number of years, and wanted to find a way to share some of this in both textual and visual form through a performance on zoom. The Huddle project feels a good opportunity to share this work in progress, and allow space for some dialogue or discussion.

The emblem draws my attention because of its malleability, its function as a communicative device, but one that is unstable, variable, mobile. Bringing together materials or elements from diverse contexts and from conflicting sources, the emblem as assemblage sits awkwardly within categories and classification. Juxtaposing collages that strain taxonomy and poke at order with texts that bring together theory, ornament and repetition the presentation will test what can be said in the present with a worn out or junked vocabulary.

The zoom link for the event can be accessed via the CAMP website: https://www.camp-membership.org/huddle/ A recording will be posted here after the event.

page in new Devon/Cornwall artists publication

I have had a piece of work selected for a new publication of work by artists in Devon and Cornwall. ‘dublin emblem 7’ was chosen for Front Page Back Page Centrefold, a curated magazine produced by Flock South West in cooperation with CAMP as a fringe event for the British Art Show 9 in Plymouth.

My piece combines a collage produced while staying in Dublin in 2021 with text exploring some ideas around emblemata, meaning, narrative and assemblage.

The magazine is available in all BAS9 venues, or online from https://www.flocksouthwest.org/shop.

revised dictionary performance at The House, Feb 15 2022

On Tuesday 15th February 2022, I premiéred a new performance work, ‘revised dictionary supplement’ at University of Plymouth theatre venue, The House.

With thanks to Melaine Le Bars for sound and lighting support. And thanks to everyone who made it on a wet and windy Plymouth night.

Photography by Matthew Pontin (Fotonow CIC)

new performance on February 15th

On Tuesday 15th February, at The House, University of Plymouth, I will present a performance that responds to the text of ‘revised dictionary supplement’, the second of the projects published in At Sounds Like: 3 Projects. Using dance, improvised actions, and gestures I will treat the textual material as a score for movement, as a ground for further inscription, and as an occasion of variant reading. The live event will draw attention to the materiality of language, to writing as going on, to (im)possibilities of (mis)communication.

revised dictionary supplement: a lecture performance. The House, University of Plymouth; 1930hrs, Tuesday 15th February 2022

More information and FREE booking via: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/spring-2022-revised-dictionary-supplement-a-lecture-performance