2015 December: The Cockpit and the Unborn Lovers Project

10 Days before the Performance The Cockpit Theatre has granted me a 15 minute slot at their upcoming Theatre in the Pound scratch night after I sent them a Rosa + Lawrence proposal. "Rosa + Lawrence" is the title these days. Somebody suggested to me that if the desired future for the characters is to … Continue reading 2015 December: The Cockpit and the Unborn Lovers Project

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2015 November: Home Affairs

Already this term I have expanded my networks a lot more, just by being more proactive about organising events at uni or asking my fellow students to help me. I have been very shy and rather avoided the idea of working close to people, with the exception of the show I did with T in … Continue reading 2015 November: Home Affairs

2015: October: The Unbearable Lightness of Being & A Ritual Resuscitation of Eternal Lovers

The Unbearable Lightness of Being I have just read Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and found myself consistently delighted with it. Here are some extracts: On the bowler hat belonging to Sabina, Tomas' artist lover (p.83): First, it was a vague reminder of a forgotten grandfather, the mayor of a small Bohemian town … Continue reading 2015: October: The Unbearable Lightness of Being & A Ritual Resuscitation of Eternal Lovers

2015 September: Lucas Blalock, Emma Cocker, Helena Hauff and Proust

Emma Cocker Emma Cocker becomes an increasingly interesting researcher-artist for me to have a dialogue with. For her, research about practice and practice itself are one and the same. She uses her practice to experiment with ideas about artistic labour and process, which I find exciting. I guess a tool used to examine itself is … Continue reading 2015 September: Lucas Blalock, Emma Cocker, Helena Hauff and Proust

2015 August: A Brief Thought about my BA Paper

I've had fun demystifying the Leeds art scene for myself, and even made a few friends along the way, but have realised that although I might go to all the openings and events that go on in the city, I am not getting at the heart of works I might really enjoy. It's back to … Continue reading 2015 August: A Brief Thought about my BA Paper

2015 July: Sporadic Research in Leeds

As part of my current pretty random approach to research, I came across a book, Internet Art by Rachel Greene (2004). A really straightforward, but highly informative historical-critical tour of art responding to the internet as medium and subject up until the date of publication. Being an internet baby, born right into the time when … Continue reading 2015 July: Sporadic Research in Leeds

2015 June: Exploring Leeds and Starting a Novel

The term ended a while ago, I am back at family home in Leeds, and the next focus in my research is I guess my BA paper. A good opportunity to think out those ideas about jealousy and empathy in art making. An awareness of these forces in my practice has actually led me to … Continue reading 2015 June: Exploring Leeds and Starting a Novel