Union in Glasgow at //BUZZCUT// 2015

Union performance / Tempting Failure 2014, Bristol/ Image by Roser Diaz

Union –  with Philip Bedwell.

FRI 20 MARCH – 3.45pm
The Mary Barbour, Pearce Institute. //BUZZCUT// festival

We cease to be connected physically but now joined through the shared ritual and our mirror image bleeding bodies. We both carry our lives marked in and on our bodies. Scars, tattoos, injuries have inscribed us with our stories and our passions. It’s natural for us to mark our marriage in a similarly physical way, and although we are joined, legally and romantically, we continue to be separate, individual and independent.

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February news – //BUZZCUT// 2015

Hellen Burrough, 'She was the Universe', SPILL Festival of Performance 2014, photo by Guido Mencari.

 

Work

+ Images from my piece ‘She was the Universe’ performed at SPILL Festival of Performance 2014 are now online!

+ I’ll be at //BUZZCUT// 2015 in Glasgow from 18 – 22 March, performing Union alongside Philip Bedwell. It’s my first time at //BUZZCUT// and I’m looking forward to it.

Watch

+ Marco Brambilla, Sync. I watched part of this in the Destricted collection of explicit art films. Montages of found footage – Sex, violence and voyeurism.

Reading

Various longreads I’ve loved this month

Alexander McQueen: Into the light, a beautiful look at the designer and his work.

+ I don’t care much for Taylor Swift but this piece on her belly button (of all things) talks about an interesting  ‘female navel taboo’ which I was not previously aware of.

+ Tanning, Training and Branding with the Bikini Bodybuilding Stars of Instagram

+ The Invisible Woman: A conversation with Bjork covers sexism, creativity, her new album.

January news – First of 2015

Union / Tempting Failure 2014, Bristol 2014 / Image by Roser Diaz

Work

+ The end of last year was very busy with showing work and completing applications so my site has been a bit more neglected than I would have liked. Still, it does mean that there’s plenty to update over the next few months.

+ I’ve just uploaded images from Union at Tempting Failure. Very proud of this performance and the resulting documentation.

Reading

A few favorite art-reads from the last few months.

+ The touch and the cut – an annotated dialogue with Kira O’Reilly  by Patrick Duggan

+ Trial by fire – How extreme rituals forge intense social bonds.

+ Raising the Skirt by Nicola Canavan

Happy new year!