Madness, Women and the Power of Art [Paperback] Frances Davies (Author, Editor), Laura González (Author, Editor) If madness has a female voice, what art can represent it? Why do women so often find themselves lying on the couch as patients? Does creativity and cultural production have a special relation to madness? This collection of essays […]
You are cordially invited to READING AS ART. TURNING THE PAGES OFVICTORIAN PSYCHOLOGY Convened by Sharon Kivland and Mura Ghosh SENATE HOUSE LIBRARY UNIVERSITY of LONDON Malet Street, London on TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2013 5.45 p.m. for a 6 o’clock start and ending some time around 7.45 p.m. Evoking a wind that blows through a library, […]
At the Do-it 2013 exhibition in Manchester, artists propose a score, a set of rules or instructions that other artists, or the audience, follow. My current favourite artist, Tino Sehgal, took on my other favourite artist, Felix González-Torres. Tino’s pieces are moving 9quite literally), simple, immaterial, anti-fragile. He studied dance and economics and has effectively […]
So we played games. But before that, I must write my dream. Remember this was dreamed in the night between yesterday and today. I was signed up to learn how to surf, but this was not surfing as you imagine or know. No Point Break here, even though I watched it for the first time […]
Our ebook chapter, from last year’s Madness conference, has been published! With authors from our forthcoming hard copy book and many, many more. You can download it here. Listen closely. Can you hear the echoes of their cries resounding in the night, or is it the shrieks of the condemning? Perhaps it is the outrage […]
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.