From early 2018 beginning a period of extended creative research into the materiality of breath towards the development of a collection of works that take their impetus in the actuality of the breathing breath www.breathpieces Supported by Tramway and Creative Scotland alongside partners Cove Park, The Work Room, City Moves and Scottish Dance Theatre.
a performance and research project funded by Arts Council England and Dance4. Figures Series addresses choreographic works that operate across and between dance and visual art, works that seep into the public realm and works that invite the experience – or imaginary possibility – of more radical and political ways of being together (even when quietly so). It includes participatory performance works, new choreographic scores for public use, artist interviews, reviews of choreographic works and a monthly written piece that questions what 21st century choreography is and what it can do.
Figure Series has own dedicated website www.figuresseries.com
Artist in residence on Cultural Leadership and the Place of the Artist
The project is co-ordinated by the On The Edge research team – Anne Douglas, Chris Fremantle and Jonathan Price, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and organized in partnership with The Clore Leadership Programme, Creative Scotland and ENCATC (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy). This is an Art and Humanities Research Council Impact and Engagement project that follows on from earlier research undertaken by the team relating to Artist as Leader (Douglas & Fremantle) and Discourses of Cultural Leadership (Price).
As artist in residence through 2016 I am developing scores that respond to ongoing discussions during a series of four seminars. The scores aim to speak to the issues around leading, following, sharing and producing, and to bring an experiential sense of making in the world (or arriving at decisions) through relational processes.
‘Contemporaneity and micropolitics in the processes of Perception Frames’ (2016) in the journal Choreographic Practices, Vol 7:1
Perception Frames: choreographic scores for practice and performance (2014) Middlesex University Press ISBN 978 1 85924 3343
what remains and is to come: a document (2014) Middlesex University Press ISBN 978 1 85924 332
‘Perfoming processes: thinking worlds into being’ (2013) in Conference Proceedings How Performance Thinks Conference London 2012, a conference co-organized by the PSi Performance and Philosophy working group and the practice research unit at Kingston University.
Artist Pages I ‘what remains and is to come’ (2012) with Katrina Brown, text and digital images in Performance Research: on ecology Vol 17:4
Artist Pages II ‘what remains and is to come’ (2012) with Katrina Brown, text and digital images in Feminist and Scholar Online, Vol 10: 3 2012 issue editor Jonathan Beller
Papers and Performance Lectures (selected)
Choreography as a contemporary art form a provocation for a panel discussion at Tramway’s Turner Prize Thursday event ‘introducing the visitor audience’ – an event linked to Tramway’s hosting of the Turner Prize, Glasgow, January 2016.
What happens when we bring the words artist and researcher together … a performance lecture, programmed by Dance4, Friday 19th June 2015, Nottingham Lakeside Arts.
Thinking, sensing and attention in ‘Perception Frames’ at the symposium Questioning the Contemporary in 21st Century British Dance Practices at Leeds Metropolitan University, July 2014
Theorizing in practice: choreographic enquiry as method, choreographic work as outcome a paper presentation at New Visions on Dance, a symposium organized by the Society for Dance Research in collaboration with Dance at Middlesex and DanceHE, Middlesex University, October 2013
Activating processes: perceptual immediacy in choreographic event making a paper presentation at Dance and Somatics Conference, Coventry University, July 2013
Legacies, genealogies and possible futures a performance lecture at Nottdance Festival, Nottingham on works by Bock & Vincenzi (UK), Xavier Le Roy (France) and Thomas Lehmen (Germany) which were programmed at Nottdance, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham, March 2013
Material Action Image: collaborative processes in ‘what remains and is to come’ with Katrina Brown at Actionable Image: Agency of Image, Performance of Body, Apparatus of Spectating Symposium organized by BADco in Zagreb, Croatia, 16-17 March 2012
Sense and Self: a collaborative performance lecture with Steve Fossey at Performing Research Creative Exchanges Conference, Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, January 2012
Choreography as a practice of living together at The Future of Arts Research Conference, British Library, November 2011
Research blog at Dance4 (2010-2014)
This blog was written while I was research artist at Dance4 undertaking my PhD. The research addressed works programmed in Nottdance Festival and my own practice to develop a ‘non-representational poetics.’