September 2021 at Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch - some snaps
So pleased with how the (dare I say it) halfway (?) staging post of 'Because goddess is never enough' film looked in Espacio Gallery. And also pleased with the reiteration of Space Negotiations. Time now to reflect and push each piece onwards and upwards to their next development.
Also it was a brilliant week with the other artists involved in Osmosis - support, conversation and companionship - thank you Tom Hackett, Julian Woodcock, Robert Good, Belinda Mitchell and Eileen White.
So many thank yous for all who have helped so much in getting me this far with 'Because goddess is never enough'.
Not least and including the curator for Osmosis Ahmed Faroqui, my mentor Rosalind Davis, and Will Cross and Sarah Brown and their generous and equal obsessions and interests in Tilly Losch.
And of course, none of it would be possible without my wonderful writer and performer Rosie Garland, dancer Natasha Jervis and voice performer Alison Glennie.
Supported by my Arts Council England Develop your Creative Practice Award.
Visiting The Word in South Shields to see the installation of the Poetry + Video programme.
It all looked very professional and beautiful, the exhibition is in their ground floor exhibition 'pod'.
The outside wall has an introduction to the programme, while inside vinyl lettering lists all the titles, filmmakers and writers.
People drop-in to the space to take in the films. I chatted to the events manager - she says that typical visitors will stop and watch 2 or 3 films at a time.
All in all an excellent model for an alternative to a screening event for showing poetry film. I think this is a lovely way to dip in and out of poetry film, or perhaps discover it for the first time.
The above image is from one of my favourite pieces in the programme - Our Bodies (A Sinner's Prayer) by Matt Mullins - you can read more about it here
Experimenting with silent film for the first time ... I have created a piece for the Window Project, in Silver Street, Cambridge - 'Relationship Scaffolded'.
21 artists will be showing work in a continuous loop.
The Weimar Poetry Film Award has partnered with the Poetry Festival of Singapore to showcase a selection of the finalists and winners from the competition, including my film 'Blue Flash Flash' which was awarded the Jury Special Mention.
This event is the culmination of a series of workshops held over recent weeks by Desperate Artwives. I was part of the third workshop last Saturday led by Katy Howe, and hosted by Platform 1 Gallery at Wandsworth Common Station. Really enjoyable and thoughtfully planned day.
I began the day thinking about control of space and objects in relation to family and the home. This came out later in a series of imaginary floorplans in which I stepped and invited others to step in. The floorplans will be recreated in a larger scale across the floor of the Gallery for the performances and activities that will be happening this Saturday.
Come and see! FREE to attend, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
Putting the final touches to my talk.
Sadly I wasn't able to make the trip down to Cornwall for the Newlyn Film Festival. I would have loved to have been able to hear Lucy English talk about her Book of Hours project as well as see some of the other films and talks. However, I am proud to say that Blue Flash Flash was screened in the Poetry Film category, and also the exciting news that I am about to become one of the filmmakers for the Book of Hours project which is nearing its completion date in October.