A Newsletter for July

Saturday 9th of July: Autobiographical Food #3

This Saturday I will be telling half-truths and making auto-fictive jam: ‘Invisible Flock have invited artists to prepare dishes live from recipes based on personal stories in a Ready, Steady, Cook style set up with Terry O’Connor as master of ceremonies, during two hours of eating and sharing. Emma Bolland and Leo Kay will prepare meals that they feel represents a story from their lives – it might be to do with their artistic practice or something else entirely. Invisible Flock will help cook these dishes live while Terry leads a discussion about autobiographical practice.’

Invisible Flock are an interactive arts organisation described by the Guardian as “real innovators” of digital and interactive art.  They are renowned for creating ground breaking hybrid work across forms. They create artworks that invite people to reimagin the world they live in and how they participate in it, often using technology to incite meaningful encounters. Terry O’Connor is one of the six founding members of Forced Entertainment and has also established an independent body of performance work as a performer and theatre maker. Leo Kay is a performer and Theatre Maker who’s work sits between theatre and live-art with a focus on autobiographical performance. Leo is Artistic Director of Unfinished Business, creating original work that lives between performance and everyday interaction, with an emphasis on process, ritual, intimacy, socio-political engagement and unexpected interaction between artist and audience.

Places are free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autobiographical-food-3-emma-bolland-and-leo-kay-tickets-25993399959

The event is part of Hillsfest, taking place in Sheffield on the 9th and 10th of July, with spoken word, live music, performance, lecture and film strands. All events are free: http://www.hillsfest.org/spoken-word-and-film/

Friday 15th July: The National Association for Fine Art Education

I am pleased to be presenting my research at the NAFAE Research Practice Practice Research Symposium. ‘The symposium exploring aspects of doctoral research in Fine Art practice and Fine Art pedagogy organised by NAFAE in collaboration with the University of Cumbria. We are offering an opportunity to present a paper about what you are researching, and how you are researching it or, if you are supervisor, strategies for supervision. The aim of the symposium is to explore and debate issues of fine art research. It is hoped that a broad range of approaches to fine art research may be represented, to facilitate discussion of the range of topics being researched, and the methods being used to research them.

The symposium programme is available here: http://nafae.org.uk/sites/default/files/papers/research-practice-schedule.pdf

The abstracts. biographies, and papers will be available on the NAFAE website later this week. http://nafae.org.uk/events/research-practice-practice-research

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