A small selection of creative work
Rehearsal pictures for a devised piece creating infinite fractals by using projection and a live film in a feedback loop...Then playing with bodies and shapes in the space.
Rehearsal and performance pictures for a site-specific devised piece
Our final performance for my MA year. An immersive interactive piece, taking the audience into a physical sensory world of confused identity based on alice and the looking glass.
Film is a really good way to look at rehearsals from the outside, in the devising process it's important to look at what we've come up with to see if it is coherent etc . This also to documents the work and can sometimes make a new piece of work in itself.
Experimenting with feedback loop on the back wall of the studio...
As a living advert for one of our shows, we stood in frames giving out leaflets...
I've also been using film to observe my world for a while now...
Mostly for myself but maybe one day I'll begin editing...
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Searching the soulless
box for a product-placing
sound bite of
it’ll be alright
how long has it been
since you felt the grate of skin
picking out little black
from your palms
and your shins
Adults avoid risk
Like kids avoid bed
But I’d purposefully miss
The top step
To feel what’s left
To scrape the bottom
Of heart barrel the rotten
Fruit that’s old passion, and love
Of anything left of a life
But surprisingly hardy
As never fading scars
From reckless exuberant past
We’ll do it again
But a different way now
With eyes tightly closed
shut snoring world out
Arms spread vulnerability exposed
left behind the spluttered shout
“It cant always be fun”
Its time to be grown ups
and show them how it’s done
Deluxe new apartments overlooking the massive brown tip,
Brightly coloured bits of everything poking out of the landscaping
But why should that concern you? When we can watch tv on the loo
We are coming all the time closer to the mess we create
To the unfinished business of choices we make
And will we continue to find blaa to distract us
To occupy the mind
or will we mine deeper
not into reserves hidden in earth but the soul and search for the courage to confront and create.
Imagine fear undone
Freedom of an unimaginable sum
And I smile
because I know this pain isn’t “just the way it is”. We smile through all this that clouds our hearts and we ask anyway with the prospect of the world how it could be. I am happy because this is a problem I can see an answer to, rather than the full-stop no-hope ‘reality’ they'd have me believe.
Have a word
Work out a way to take this forward. Scribble an abnormal honesty. It's all there a big bag of tricks ready to be called asked..maybe only a little thought is needed. Settle this storm and a nice new colour sweeps in with the vibrations of a life favourite song. Let it in or left behind.
Doing this for, what for who? This thirst is quenchable. Strengthen up, no holes no scary abyss but just a different type of atom formation. Of stuff isnt it. No more prickly worries that sedate into inaction.
Do because you can. Because we're grateful.
Ask because it might be better than this