Being an artist in current times, often requires a myriad of skills, far reaching those required of the practice itself. Our lives are increasingly interwoven with the digital landscape and although art can be devoid of digital in its form, it is likely to be somehow intrinsically linked, as our means of communication and self-expression [...]
Protected: Digital Play: Performance Making – Resources
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Digital Play II: an online makerspace for creative arts practitioners
Note: This blog was first published by University of the Arts London (UAL) as part of the Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme I developed in collaboration with the UAL awarding body in November 2020. The makerspace concept As an artist-researcher, I feel at my most alive and inspired when I am making things. Whether that [...]
Digital Play I: Integrating digital technologies creatively in FE (Further Education) performing arts.
Note: This blog was first published by University of the Arts London (UAL) as part of the Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme I developed in collaboration with the UAL awarding body in November 2020. I’m an Artist-Researcher and practice-based PhD candidate at the Institute of Creative Technologies (IoCT) De Montfort University (DMU). My research explores [...]
Navigating with Kindness BBC interview with Dominic King
Interview with Dom King aired June 2020 In response to the situations forced by the global pandemic, arts and kindness charity People United curated a series of reflections called Navigating with Kindness: A response to COVID-19 . The project enlisted contributions from a range of artists, researchers, creative industries professionals and more in an attempt to creatively capture [...]
MOVING ALONE, TOGETHER
Trinity Laban Voices in Motion over 60's dancers, 2019 To all my fellow #dance & #performance pals I’ve seen so many of you shifting your practice and embracing the digital to connect with existing and new participants globally! Generously turning your living spaces into home studios and helping people get out of their seats and their minds and really [...]
International Platform for Performer Training 2020 – Alternative documentation
This year, I co-organised the International Platform for Performer Training along with Paul Allain, Roanna Mitchell and Alicja Bral. Over the course of a January weekend our international delegates explore the theme Words In, Of and For Performer Training in a series of workshops, presentations and discussions. It was a rich and engaging weekend full [...]
I co-edited a journal!
I was lucky enough to be asked to co-edit and design the cover image for the July 2019 edition of the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training special issue on Digital Training, which is available now! Photo: Hannah Newman exploring Frank Camilleri's 360 degree sphere exercise in Physical Actor Training: an online A-Z The journal explores some aspects [...]
A young woman on the internet named Hetty.
Recently I have been thinking more and more about the influence the Internet has on my life. It seems that day after day, my life is becoming even more reliant on - and intertwined with – the world wide web and the myriad of social media sites, news outlets and online libraries that I spend [...]
A short review: Only in England – Tony Ray- Jones and Martin Parr
A review of The Science Museum photography exhibition 'Only in England' showcasing the work of Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr.