Written at the Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune Street, NY (now the Martha Graham company studio, where I was last week).
Adam Curtis, Like Lars Von Trier, is a manipulator of emotions. I mean this as a profund compliment. Being a scholar of people’s minds, I find Curtis takes account of the viewers, showing us our own complicitness in whatever topic he is exposing.
This is what I think about dance. This is why I dance. This is me dancing, with Dance House Community Company, Dane Lukic and Chris JS Wilson. Get Scotland Dancing: The Film from Creative Scotland. This summer thousands of people across the UK, from professional to amateur dancers, young and old were involved in [...]
I danced with the Michael Clark Company for three performances on the 8th and 9th of September this year and it was one of the most intense and rewarding experiences I have ever had. Also one of the most overwhelming, which is why it has taken me a month to write about it here.
So, writing with E worked, and performing with her at the Madness conference did so even better. You cannot see or hear us from where you are, but you can access our text. Soon, it will appear in the conference ebook publication. Also soon, we will be expanding on this work for a hard copy [...]
I have begun a collaborative writing practice with an artist whom I consider a dear friend. I am engaged in long term letter writing with two people who were unknown to me when we began the process but now are as much part of me as childhood friends. But writing with E— is different.
La Ribot’s wonderful work Llamame Mariachi, inspired me as to the technique I wanted to use for my work on hysteria. She films movement from within, she dances with the camera and the effect is one of convulsion, but also joy. So, since my PhD, I have changed the space I work in, from a [...]
2HB Vol. 10 is in my hands. Lovely as always and the black cover is a nice touch given the mysteriousness of the texts. It fits well with my contribution, The Scene of a Crime. Thank you to Francis McKee and Louise Shelley.
So, with the clues I have been giving you, through my recents texts, works and my PhD, you probably have figured out that what my current project is about is hysteria. Forgive me if my writing is inarticulate. This is something that started forming in my head barely three months ago, and I have not [...]
I am one of the writers of this wonderful book: The novel has now been published in a variety of formats and will launch at the Collective gallery in Edinburgh on Saturday 20th August, 6-8 pm. There is an e-pub version for Kindle and iBook (to be launched shortly) and the paperback version is available [...]