I am currently a PhD candidate with University of Glasgow. My work is concerned with the use of objects and performance and particularly domestic or ordinary things. I am currently investigating the uncanny unhomely through performance research in my own home. For details of my research blog go to: http://gdnotesandresearch.blogspot.co.uk/
I have been working with found crockery and clay as a way to extend my research into a feminist uncanny and deconstruction of the homely.
In this action I smashed plates against the walls before sweeping the shards under the table, and crawling over the broken fragments.
Continuing research investigation of the table as an uncanny domestic performance
The 90 minute performance work developed from current research concerns and endeavoured to invstigate how repetition as a dramaturgic strategy in performance creates a sense of the uncanny. In addition, the work asked if the re-iteration of a series of fragmented actions, re-performed in differeing states of (un) dress altered the reading of these actions.
fur coat toy bed
Not Here. Paper. Memory/Sentiment/Body/Space/Object: Dialogues across and between dance and art
School of Art & Design at Coventry University. May 2015.
Artist’s Talk. Konstahalle, Gothenburg & Vaaland Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. October 2014.
Interactions. Conversations on socially engaged performance practice.
19th Sept’ 2014. Mini- Symposium #1. The Bluecoat, Liverpool.
8th Oct’ 2014. Mini-Symposium #2. Yorkshire Dance, Leeds.
Behind the Houses. Paper for Performance Place Possibility - Ludus Symposium, University of Leeds, April 2014. http://ludusfestival.org/files/2014/02/PPP-Playing-in-liminality.pdf
Answer the Question. In Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal; Vol 4. Issue 1, March 2013 p122.
Witnessing the Event: online publication (to download) 2013