I gave a workshop with the 2021 cohort of Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme. We spent two days reading, moving, and discussing access needs, collaboration strategies, and how COVID has shaped our own relationships to our practice. The workshop culminated in a sharing of short performances.

Students: Linas Kristupas Gabrielaitis, Emma Bang, Austėja Masliukaitė, Virginia Russolo, Julie Marie Mønsted, Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė, George Finlay Ramsay, Bea Xu, Valerie Tee Lee
Curated by: Tautvydas Urbelis

Workshop reader

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Collective display of affection

Writing workshop at Camden Arts Centre hosted by the Peer Forum 2020 participants: Miriam Austin, Naz Balkaya, Harry Bix, Rosa Doornenbal, Lea Collet, Romeo Roxman Gatt, Maria Gorodeckaya, Zaiba Jabbar, Natalia Janula, Lou Marcellin, Eleni Papazoglou, Anna Souter, and me.

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Soft Shell Hard Core

The artist, alone with their laptop as if in their bedroom, compiles intimate texts from a variety of highly personal sources, with their desktop projected behind them for all to see. Diary entires and emails with friends, text messages and phone notes are intertwined, detached from their original source and set to music, opening up a gateway into a collective subconscious…

Shown at
Ashley Berlin
OUTPOST
FS Liverpool,

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I don’t feel safe to tell you

I don’t feel safe to tell you emerged out of research into psychological and physical therapies, practices and programmes including: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Systema, and Codependents Anonymous (CoDA).

Two performers enact a ritual of exercises designed to bring repressed trauma to the surface. Inspired by the radical self-analysis of self-help programmes, they set out to ‘make a searching and fearless moral inventory of themselves’ (CoDA, Step Four).

Premiered at Haus N, Athens. With Jeremy Nedd.

A mix made during my residency at Bibliothek Andreas Züst. “This mix is a compilation of some of the things I would listen to while browsing the library late at night, when the Alpenhof staff had left and the other artists were asleep. It’s an attempt to sum up what it felt like to be up a mountain in rural Switzerland at a time when the world order seemed to be being overturned. Featuring unreleased material from Edward Herring and Leo Luchini, samples from the library’s S-Press cassette collection, Appenzell field recordings of cow bells, as well as music by Lorenzo Senni, Keiji Haino, Duncan Mackay, Arthur Russell and Calvin Harris.