October 14. Day 7

my physical energy continues to seep away, replaced by something else, lighter and emptier… A man called Dewi visits today, a generous and thoughtful watching presence. He stays a length of time and we begin to talk, we also talk when i am in the midst of a study…i enjoy thinking that this is like craft…a conversation made with someone knitting or shaping something out of wood. Dewi was a primary school teacher, he describes an Read More

14 Oct 2015

October 13. Day 6

. My body very tired today, the accumulation of the performances on consecutive days is leading to a different, post- adrenaline state. It’s a state of time that involves a certain letting go of the effort to perform these studies…a sense of time that seems to be slowing me down on the inside. An emptying out and a different bodily experience of being here in the work, day to day. Ray Jacobs came this morning, he Read More

13 Oct 2015

October 12. Day 5.

The morning begins busy, there are four, maybe five people in the space. So i begin to show the studies feeling quite raw today, i am coughing and my body doesn’t feel quite ready. i navigate the choreography, whilst close to the edge of my capacity. its an interesting, and at times, difficult place to be. I keep going, the repetition and peoples consistent watching begins to help. Someone returns who visited last week, she is Read More

13 Oct 2015

Studies for Maynard

Studies for Maynard is a meditation on dislocation; the always unfinished practices of making home and sheltering; referencing the biography of an embryo; the Apollo 9 mission; the territorial behaviour of ravens, the writings and walks of Rajah Shehadah and Starman by David Bowie. Home here is more than a place; it is a network of resonances, as fragile and changeable as weather. Resembling ephemeral line drawings, these studies emerge from gestures, voice, narratives and the Read More

12 Oct 2015

October 10. Day 4.

October 10th. Day 4. Residency Today Tanya Syed’s film of Studies for Maynard arrived. Interesting to have a moving image companion of body and table in the space, alongside the live acts. People arrive today and spend longer in the space, it is saturday, maybe there is more time? This gives a different atmosphere, and a more constant sense of witness. Conversations arise; a man refers to Cage’s book Silence on the table and comments that Read More

12 Oct 2015

October 9. Day 3

October 9th. Day 3. Residency A quiet day today…my attention is drawn to other qualities of movement in the space and beyond. The light from the south facing window patterns the floor with moving leaf shadows. I spend time on the floor, wait, stand and move in the space, eyes closed. Flailing arms to end. A person enters, sits and watches as i perform 2 of the studies, as i am ending she leaves, we smile Read More

12 Oct 2015