It seemed appropriate that Alice Gale-Feeny was the first person to collaborate with me on the People Of Performance Art project, as it was at a performance of her HairWashCarWash that I thought of the idea. HairWashCarWash examined in detail two examples of where dirt is removed from a surface.
On the day of the shoot, we first discussed themes and ideas in a café then moved on to Alice’s studio. Although we could have done the shoot anywhere, we ended up using some lovely old spaces in One Thoresby Street, which is where Alice’s studio is, in Nottingham. And the themes; some we couldn’t work out how to present in a photograph, others evolved from our discussion of Alice’s ideas. I’ll leave it to the viewer to interpret the themes.
Cultural Exchanges commissioned Priya Mistry to create Experiments In Performing Body And Voice. She created the piece in 4 days, with dancers and performing arts students from DMU. The following photos were taken during the creation of the piece, and the first performance.
Hatch are a Nottingham based theatre and performing arts organisation who showcase live work from emerging and established artists from across the East Midlands. A couple of times a year, they wander down to Leicester and occupy Embrace Arts.
I thought I’d begin this series of blogs with a review of some of the things I’ve photographed in 2013.
I’ve been lucky enough to photograph Hannah Nicklin‘s series of theatre and performance art showcases: Performance In The Pub. There were three, this year, which, sadly, is the last of them. They were most enjoyable, and to me, a performance art novice, revealing of a whole new art form.