Side Show

I realise it’s been a while since my last post (forgive me WordPress for I have sinned…), but I’ve been variously busy and away so not so present in the blogosphere of late. But life is progressing, as is work. I’d sort of intended to submit my thesis last month but have been delayed, which wouldn’t be so much of a problem were I not to Sideshowimagehave made various other plans for the coming months that I’m far more motivated to put my energies into. This weekend I’m performing at Side Show, an event in Bournemouth produced by the lovely, dedicated and visionary people of 2nd Birthday. Having grown up near Bournemouth, left some 12 years ago, and continued to return to see family and friends, it was great to hear of and meet some artists down there who are passionate about making art happen in Bournemouth. They’ve obviously worked damn hard to secure a bunch of beach huts on the beach, some empty shop windows, and a disused car show room, all for a month long festival of visual art, installation, performance and alternative music. And their model of “pledging”, to get all kinds of support and donations from individuals and businesses is an admirable one. It feels a pleasure to be part really hope it succeeds and grows. Also coming up in September I’m presenting on collaboration and subjectivity (Abramovic and Ulay, Hsieh and Montano, Deleuze and Guattari, Kathe Izzo and Me), at the TaPRA comference in Plymouth, (re)presenting Becoming-snail at a jisc-funded event on digital performance documentation at the University of Bristol, and co-curating Common Ground, a performance event featuring Tim Bromage, Sam Hasler, Beth Greenhalgh, Karl Price, Soozy Roberts and I at Plan 9 on 17th and 18th September in Bristol. More details on that to follow soon…

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