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”

Story of Objects update – film collage & callout

The Story of Objects represents a return to practice, not in making objects, but in discussing them. SOO has evolved both from my work as a visual arts producer and my thinking as an artist, accompanied by a deep interest in how we engage with art. I am intrigued by how visitors encounter art inContinue reading “Story of Objects update – film collage & callout”

Jonathan Jones talks about reassuring rubbish – I think the objects we own tell wonderful stories about people & places

Jonathan Jones has written a piece about an exhibition in New York about collections and collectors. It looks fascinating. The headline for his text is “New York art show The Keeper celebrates our poetic obsession with objects, but how many of us simply surround ourselves with familiar, reassuring rubbish?” I beg to differ. It allContinue reading “Jonathan Jones talks about reassuring rubbish – I think the objects we own tell wonderful stories about people & places”

Story of Objects as a learning tool – changing the way we think about ‘things’

The recent research I have done has revealed that talking about objects we love, shared within a small group of people in a safe environment, can be life-changing (at its best) and very enjoyable (at its least). It is a great way to develop storytelling techniques and to express our feelings and intellectual approach toContinue reading “Story of Objects as a learning tool – changing the way we think about ‘things’”

20 days since last blogpost – busy times!

Where does the time go? Here I am doing a blog post on a Bank Holiday Monday, just because I can, and because, for a few hours, the sun has been low key too…. I’m writing a lot lately, so I’ve been updating my website a little to reflect that shift – regular visitors mightContinue reading “20 days since last blogpost – busy times!”

Call for host venues for The Story of Objects – the next phase – workshops

  Just a quick note to get you thinking over the weekend – I’m looking for hosts for the next phase of the Story of Objects – maybe it’s you? The Story of Objects to date has very much been about ‘show and tell’ sessions, for research purposes.  The overarching vision – to create aContinue reading “Call for host venues for The Story of Objects – the next phase – workshops”

The Story of Objects is now on Medium – do share yours

The more I talk to people about the Story of Objects project, the more I recognise that it is a fantastic tool for creative thinking and writing. This is an invitation to test that idea out – why not stretch your writing muscles and take a few photos of something you keep close to you,Continue reading “The Story of Objects is now on Medium – do share yours”

how to make a 30 second video for The Story of Objects project – learn how on youtube

The Story of Objects playlist is to share 30 second video clips of people telling the Story of THEIR Objects. We all own things that we keep with us as we travel through our lives – often little things that we anticipate we will keep forever. Sometimes we may be parted from them, and theyContinue reading “how to make a 30 second video for The Story of Objects project – learn how on youtube”