The music of my body: a humorous take on dealing with Arts Council Funding stress.

This video was made in the throes of my application to Arts Council England and as part of a more serious conversation about the difficulties of access for neurodivergent artists. I felt it was time to let off a bit of steam. Feedback so far is that it is hilarious. “51 second of joy” BrentContinue reading “The music of my body: a humorous take on dealing with Arts Council Funding stress.”

Selfie Time. #womentakingselfies

A new exploration of the selfie via Instagram and my new app Layout, which allows me to do some layering of images. I’m taking a ride on the hashtag #womentakingselfies and enjoying thinking about how women of my age are supposed to be invisible. My first few attempts had me looking away from the lens,Continue reading “Selfie Time. #womentakingselfies”

For the Sake of Nostalgia

I decided to capture an experience I am becoming aware of as an expression of my neurodivergence. It is my love of people watching. A sense of connection is forged through observation. Very different from my usual video work. For the Sake of Nostalgia takes it’s title from a snippet of overheard conversation which isContinue reading “For the Sake of Nostalgia”

The psychic vibration of the object…

    Objects found today which speak…With all the forms I use as an artist I sometimes forget that the principle source of my inspiration is object work. No matter what I do it all springs from the objects around me and, of course, the ghosts of the past echoing through them. Today was anContinue reading “The psychic vibration of the object…”

The Other Side 2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,200 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for thatContinue reading “The Other Side 2015 in review”

Surviving a postmemory practice

    This is a post about the effects of working with trauma in a creative practice, and most specifically about using the notion of postmemory to direct research and create output. My project centres on the rupture within my family at the hands of the Franco dictatorship, which in 1939 succeeded in ousting a democraticallyContinue reading “Surviving a postmemory practice”