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7.8.12

performance space residency

this is unlike any residency i've been on before.





it's part creative lab, part school and/or refugee camp and wacky party time.

i've been here just under a week and i feel like i've finally settled into some kind of routine. which is kind of difficult when you are sharing a room with at least 10 other people, in facilities that aren't really residential.

it's also a bit of a compound. because i've got access to social, food and artistic inspiration and influence all in the one place, i've hardly left the 'wick. which is hilarious, given how close i am to loads of amazing work.



the group dynamics have actually been OK. and the focus on group cooking, cleaning and archaic showering rituals is an unexpected challenge that is making the time a very interesting one.


last night we had a cracker of a party, playing with costume and dancing and cabaret - partly to help develop costume for another artists' work, but also to just have a good time. it's amazing what you can do with a shithot pair of vivienne westwood heels and some facepaint.



i've also got lots of works that i'd like to work on: some new, some existing, so i've been a bit manic. flitting from one to the other, some research, some practical bits'n'pieces, some frustrating roadblocks and yet loads of interesting conversations.





from 8pm (BST), i'll be one of the first peeps to lead a 12-hour research, reading, ritual  - a regular feature of the residency (and a whole lot like the how to do things with words event that leigh robb and i run yearly). we'll be using an online documentation format, so if anyone wants to tune in: or #rrresearch tag on twitter.


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