Writer-in-Residence

As  a writer, I spend time in the studio with artists as they make their work; I'm interested in sharing stories about the process, about the discoveries made in the studio and the connections with what's going on in the world. 

I'm frustrated with the press and mainstream media because we only get to read about works when they are finished and they are often described in alienating and verbose marketing speak. Some of the artists I have written about include: Uchenna Dance, Mamoru Iriguchi, Marc Brew, H2Dance and Dickson Mbi.

Brewband by Marc Brew Company
Brewband by Marc Brew Company

Dickson Mbi Rehearsal
Dickson Mbi Rehearsal

The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance
The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance

Brewband by Marc Brew Company
Brewband by Marc Brew Company

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Sat alongside this work in the studio I'm often invited to international festivals to be in residence, to watch the work, interview the artists and make a creative response to the festival as a whole. Some of the festivals include: Attakkalari India Biennial (India), RISE (Scotland) and Regards Hybride (Canada).
 

My invitation to Regards Hybride was to be GIF reviewer in residence; since the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival I have been creating GIF reviews of some of the live work I've seen. Here are a few examples. The GIF Review was created by the brilliant Megan Vaughan