Hambling, Wollstonecraft & statues – might it be humour?

Firstly, the thoughts I share here are merely that. I have not seen Hambling’s work that is ‘for’ Wollstonecraft, nor have I seen the Aldeburgh work. I only know them from images. I would not usually comment on works I have not actually seen ‘in the flesh’ so to speak, but on this occasion IContinue reading “Hambling, Wollstonecraft & statues – might it be humour?”

Attention series No.4 Covid 19, the rural idyll & climate change

THEN: WRITTEN IN ON 30TH MAY Before reading further, take a look at this video clip. Is that your rural idyll? In the light of the shutdowns occurring across the world, we are undoubtedly struggling to do everyday things that we take for granted. Travel, work, leisure, exercise, culture – all disrupted. How are youContinue reading “Attention series No.4 Covid 19, the rural idyll & climate change”

Attention series No. 3: walking with wandering body & mind

Another blogpost sitting comfortably in my practice blog, rather than here. Some of the attention series fit one site or the other, some both. This one is about the experience of heading off to the riverbank and observing how my attention shifts from body to mind constantly, depending on purpose and context. enjoy!    Continue reading “Attention series No. 3: walking with wandering body & mind”

Attention Series No. 2 Thinking Practice

This one is on my artist website as it is about practice rather than theory. But my experience as a producer enables me to analyse my own practice in context. Pop over and have a look if you are interested, there are some films to watch! Introductory paragraph: In recent years I have become increasinglyContinue reading “Attention Series No. 2 Thinking Practice”

Pandemic writing – giving attention – reflection

The Attention Series The Attention Series of writings are both disparate and connected. They speak of a particular time in my life, in our lives, that only four months ago were unimaginable. And how I am processing that world through acting, reflecting and writing. It is a rich time for sharing as we self-isolate andContinue reading “Pandemic writing – giving attention – reflection”

virtual reality, reality virtual? Matt Collishaw at Lacock Abbey

Matt Collishaw VR work, Threshold, at Lacock Abbey, National Trust Estate, Wiltshire. I’ve not felt compelled to write a review of any work lately, but today’s visit to Lacock Abbey fascinated me in many ways. I went specifically to see Matt Collishaw’s VR work about Talbot Fox, to inform my own learning about the potentialContinue reading “virtual reality, reality virtual? Matt Collishaw at Lacock Abbey”

1st encounter with live-relay theatre, reflection & comparison of 3 forms of audience experience of The Tempest

My first encounter with live-relay theatre. A personal reflection and comparison of three forms of audience experience when watching a play, in this case The Tempest by Shakespeare, depending on where we view it and the delivery method used. In recent years, new technology has allowed those living a long way from theatres to experienceContinue reading “1st encounter with live-relay theatre, reflection & comparison of 3 forms of audience experience of The Tempest”

Last chance to see Blackrock in The Forest of Dean

Note: This review is a personal one. I write to commission professionally, I write here, on my blog, because I enjoy the freedom of voice it offers me. (C) Carolyn Black The Blackrock Residency Programme 2016 is a partnership between Matt’s Gallery, London and Lydney Park Estate on the edge of the Forest of dean,Continue reading “Last chance to see Blackrock in The Forest of Dean”

Blackrock 2016 US & THEM

US & THEM is one of the artworks by Patrick Goddard. Residency artists: Patrick Goddard Sally O’Reilly Alison Turnbull In the newly converted gallery at Lydney Park Estate, Matt’s Gallery + BLACKROCK is also showing the work of Willie Doherty Last year Blackrock launched at Lydney Park in the Forest of Dean, so this years second offer was something to look forwardContinue reading “Blackrock 2016 US & THEM”