I have a piece of short fiction out now in an anthology from Dostoyevsky Wannabe. The piece, ‘Yesterday’s Not Here’, responded to a call for fiction inspired by the work of Pete Shelley.
Love Bites is a anthology of fiction inspired by Pete Shelley and Buzzcocks. The collection consists of both short-fiction and even shorter flash-fiction in keeping with the immediacy and brevity of the 3-minute pop song and the one-note guitar solo.
Contributors include Emma Bolland, Tom Jenks, Luke Kennard, Maeve Haughey among others.
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.
I presented a paper titled ‘receiving queerly displaced utterance: failure and/as response in works by Glenn Ligon and LOW PROFILE’ at Artistic Research Will Eat Itself, the 9th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, University of Plymouth, April 11 – 13 2018.
The paper was part of an exciting panel on voice and performance with presentations from Philippine Hoegen, ‘Ventriloquists III’; Stephanie Misa, ‘My Mothers dancing on my Tongue’; and Alex Nowitz ‘Manifesto for the Multivocal Voice’.
The two and half days involved performances, installations and conversations across a range of media, artforms and modes of research.
I am presenting a poster at the 2nd Congress Performing Arts in Education: collectivity, thought and experience on the 23rd and 24th March 2018, at the University of Patras, Greece.
The event is organised by University of Patras in collaboration with Archeological Museum of Patras & DERIDAncetheatre Ensemble.
The congress will include full papers and posters, lecture presentations, performance lectures, workshops, and live performances. Presenters from different fields including art and education theory and practice will come together to present their works and research on the subject of ‘Performing arts in education’.
My poster ‘Contextualising ‘his voice’: Queering Utterance in a Digital Material Interface’ is part of the session titled: Performance Writing (convened by Christos Polymenakos).