Thursday, 15 October 2015
Friday, 7 August 2015
I was asked to submit in this group show, 'Total Recall' celebrating 20 years of Tony Trehy at Bury Art Museum, and also ten years of The Text festival, which has shown several of my pieces. (Print, calligraphy, hand sewn text embroidery, size A4.)
Monday, 4 May 2015
I had an event as part of Glasgow's Open House. Am I Here was an interactive event which used storytelling/performance, assemblage, sculpture, site specific text and embroidery to tell of a haunted house, as told by an atheist who doesn't believe in ghosts.
I asked The British Humanists about the format for an exorcism (well, they do weddings, funerals and christenings) and they provided this gem: 'It is impossible to imagine such a request without it involving a referral to mental health services.'
There was a 'witches bottle' - which I opened.
Over afternoon tea (as was often the case with Victorian seances, I chatted with a Georgian ghost, replicated a Victorian haunting (complete with 'ectoplasm and a poltergiest's 'knocking') shared the picture of the supposed Glasgow School of Art JD Kelly 'ghost' (fyi - the man who took the photo does not believe in ghosts).
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Open House Glasgow.
Sunday, May 3 2015 3-4.30
Am I Here is a performance and exhibition exploring paranormal events and memory. There will be a humanist exorcism, a ghost, and evidence of a haunting, during a tea party. Join me here: Please book a ticket here:
Friday, 27 March 2015
Performance. Must a piece of work be physical in nature? Or is it possible to create an exhibition without the carbon intensity of wasteful preparation, abandoned experiments and rejected pieces for open calls? I made no work. I made no work. I used no resources. I travelled across the globe, sharing this journey of imagined made outcomes by vivid description. No costumes. No materials. No resources used, no carbon output.