C U R R E N T P R O J E C T S
2019 began with the first publication of my artistic practice in "Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration" edited by Michael Pinchbeck and Andrew Westerside, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Ebooks: Google and Springer Nature.
I have also written for FUTURE, the bulletin for the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) 2019 (https://iapma.info)
I have also collaborated on a book and film with Laura Dodsworth, called Womanhood: The Bare Reality, the book published and film shown on Channel 4 in February.
I have recently returned from my second trip to Moscow this year, to teach clown and connection. In February and March, I taught performance workshops in Moscow and Yekaterinburg and performed Alarch (Welsh for swan) at the Theatre Museum Bakhrushin (Moscow) and the Boris Yeltsin Centre (Yekaterinburg). The seeds of this performance began with the loss of my child, and it has grown to include myths from Siberia and Wales. The story of this performance is included in both publications above.
In January, I co-founded a new diverse ability theatre group "Blodeuo", with the Melville Centre for the Arts in Abergavenny. We aim to give opportunities for innovative, site responsive theatre in Monmouthshire (UK). This is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and we had our first presentation in March and have plans afoot for a large site responsive performance for 2020.
Japan is always close to my heart, even though I am not physically there. My work with paper continues to fill me with passion and curiosity. I am currently exploring the use of paper and clown in Blodeuo. I recently created a new performance "Wild Things" with a costume made of paper, earth and roses.