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.
Digital Graffiti 2020 at Alys Beach, Florida was postponed from May until 2-3 October. On the original dates, curator Brett Phares put together a 'Digital Graffiti from home' experience. A selection of highlights from past years of Digital Graffiti festivals were combined in a showreel film and Brett invited people to download and enjoy it - if at all possible by projection - in whatever environment you found yourself.
I was delighted to find my film 447 Intellect - N was to be included.
We had great fun playing with the images in the garden, projecting on trees, the children, the fence and the church opposite. It seems my aged projector is rather on the green side. But despite this - DGatHome has made me think about being more creative and experimental with what I could do with projecting and rephotographing images. This was a process that I explored a little in my 2019 piece for Visible Poetry Project - letter to anyone who is listening, where I projected images on myself and rephotographed them.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, 2014 Digital Graffiti artist Zlatko Cosic captured some really gorgeous images from his home in St Louis. Zlatko has kindly given me permission to share his images - I wanted to show how beautiful the work looks when it is not all green!
Above: Video montage captured by Zlatko Cosic from projection of Digital Graffiti at Home reel
Zlatko will be showing a new piece - Dirty Look - at the rescheduled Digital Graffiti festival in October. I would love to be able to see this projected at Alys Beach. I wonder which location has been chosen?
Excited to announce that my new filmpoem 'Blue Flash Flash', featuring the poetry of Julia Bird will be projected onto the Argos Building, Kingland Crescent, Poole during Light Up Poole over half-term. 'Blue Flash Flash' came fourth in the Poole Film Poetry competition. If you'd like a preview of the film, you can see it on Vimeo
Many thanks to Julia for allowing me to work with her poem, and to Robert Glennie who kindly recorded the voiceover for it.