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boat-house-theatre

Made in collaboration with Tom Adams, boat-house-theatre was a year-long project supported by ARC Theatre in Stockton and River Tees Rediscovered, exploring the history of a houseboat community in Greatham Creek.  We put a 28 foot Yorkshire Coble Boat on Stockton High Street, with a house boat frame designed by RL-A and built by Groundworks NE, next to which we curated a weekend of performances and filmin screenings, including our own show boat-house-theatre which featured songs and stories about the history and present of Greathham Creek.

Yesterday (Tingle)

Yesterday was an installation made for Harewood House, Yorkshire in response to their collection of Sevre porcelain.  I worked with ASMR practitioner Olivia Kissper on a film that animates a clock once owned by Marie Antoinette.  The script is based on letters written by Marie Antoinette to her mother.  The show also featured a jukebox loaded with versions of the Beatles' Yesterday and a video work featuring an improvisation exploring the resonant chamber inside a Louis XIVth Sevre porcelain vase, using a microphone and feedback.

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Remix)

This work is a remix of Peggy McIntosh’s 1989 text 'White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack'. The original text consisted of 50 examples of the privileges afforded McIntosh, a white woman, within her life and work at the time of writing, and references work, social and economic situations where this privilege plays out. McIntosh’s text is an influential and inspirational work within race theory, privilege theory and intersectional understandings of power. Dan re-wrote the entries, with the help of colleagues in the sound arts and with the blessing of McIntosh, to reflect and explore the state of privilege within the discipline.

 

boat-house-theatre

Made in collaboration with Tom Adams, boat-house-theatre was a year-long project supported by ARC Theatre in Stockton and River Tees Rediscovered, exploring the history of a houseboat community in Greatham Creek.  We put a 28 foot Yorkshire Coble Boat on Stockton High Street, with a house boat frame designed by RL-A and built by Groundworks NE, next to which we curated a weekend of performances and filmin screenings, including our own show boat-house-theatre which featured songs and stories about the history and present of Greathham Creek.

Yesterday (Tingle)

Yesterday was an installation made for Harewood House, Yorkshire in response to their collection of Sevre porcelain.  I worked with ASMR practitioner Olivia Kissper on a film that animates a clock once owned by Marie Antoinette.  The script is based on letters written by Marie Antoinette to her mother.  The show also featured a jukebox loaded with versions of the Beatles' Yesterday and a video work featuring an improvisation exploring the resonant chamber inside a Louis XIVth Sevre porcelain vase, using a microphone and feedback.

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Remix)

This work is a remix of Peggy McIntosh’s 1989 text 'White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack'. The original text consisted of 50 examples of the privileges afforded McIntosh, a white woman, within her life and work at the time of writing, and references work, social and economic situations where this privilege plays out. McIntosh’s text is an influential and inspirational work within race theory, privilege theory and intersectional understandings of power. Dan re-wrote the entries, with the help of colleagues in the sound arts and with the blessing of McIntosh, to reflect and explore the state of privilege within the discipline.

Liberation Through Hearing

Taking a cue from Thomas Edison’s off the cuff remarks about inventing a Spirit Telephone, Liberation through Hearing explored the telephone’s connection to the afterlife and other worlds, both as analogy and agent for mediumship. The piece operates within a very contemporary space of liminality - the on-hold phone system, where the on-hold voice drifts in and out of the earpiece, reciting sections of real and imagined texts, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s A History of Spiritualism and ethnographic accounts of the use of telephones in shamanic cults,   Liberation Through Hearing acts both as an account of this cultural history, and as a long-form ritualistic work in itself, with the music (a version of the default on-hold music installed on 64 million Cisco phone systems worldwide) being performed in real-time over a number of hours by me and musicians from Neil Luck’s Arco Ensemble.

Sonic Trails

I initiaited the Sonic Trails series at the Tate galleries in London.  They are a series of site-specific audio works made by atists, and designed for families to listen to whilst walking around the galleries.

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