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I am currently engaged in PhD research at Royal Holloway University of London. The research is entitled Performing the art of community, community as the art of performance and focuses on the collaborative practices of Goat Island Performance Group (Chicago) and BodyWeather (originating in Japan) and includes investigations of strategies of embodiment and intervention in these practices. These practices and strategies lead to a particular ‘formation of attention’ to others and the surrounding environment, which has implications for re-thinking aspects of communication, relationship and the concept of community.
also see my ACADEMIC CV LATEST for publication and conference papers. I am currently writing a paper for the symposium ‘ON COLLABORATION’ at Middlesex in May: working title – “Weaving a mesh of constant relation” – laboratories of Body Weather, radically a-cultural or inherently cultural?
Practice as Research (also see portfolio section):
home landing, solo performance made in collaboration with film maker Inga Burrows (University of Glamorgan) with live music by Andy Roberts, performances in the New Museum’s gallery, Cardiff, December, 2011
Perception-Sensation-Environment….Body-Mind-Imagination: Strategies for exploring Site: I was invited to train a colleague as part of an interdepartmental research project, University of Glamorgan, four days, May 2011
Member of research group Still Standing, engaging in a practice-based exploration into the relationship between performer and camera, Departments of Film and Drama, University of Glamorgan, 2008-2009
Directed collaborative research and development of a performance project with the working title Exstasis (funded by the Arts Council of Wales) July 2005
Associate Artist – Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth University, 2004 – 2006
I was a Research Assistant at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, University of Glamorgan, June 2008 – June 2010, where I :
- assisted with AHRC/BBC research project into Sustainability and Digital Storytelling in Wales,
- achieved funding from the University’s Research Investment Scheme to pilot Digital Storytelling with a post disaster community in the UK and co-write a paper for an International Disaster Management Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal
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