Having safely relocated to London in the middle of a major pandemic and just months before Brexit I’m keeping my eye firmly on the unwritten future and looking forward to having the chance to focus fully on my practice through the MFA programme at Goldsmiths, this will give me the much needed environment to further develop my practical research of embodiment through sound and place, focusing on spectral topographies, esoteric ecologies and reacquaintance with the ‘other’ .
Rites of Spring – outtakes (digital film) a Systerisk collaboration with Swedish artist Åsa Johansson
Outtakes of the Rites of Spring performance, filmed by my colleague, and drastically cut down from 25 minutes to 3, provide a glimpse of the rite, without revealing the full ritual … this is to be shown as part of the innovatively curated Pythias Journals
the last part of the series continues in secret with a last ritual taking place outside, in Stockholm at the beginning of June …
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I’m very happy to have been invited, by Alexander Mood from ID:I Galleri in Stockholm to stage something during the Covid quarantine time … after some thought I’ve decided to present one of my ritual performance pieces inside a closed gallery space, with the intention that this is not an act for a particular audience, rather to transform the galleri into a hierophanic space for the duration ….
is the cruellest month, breeding
In the shadow of the modern plague I received the amazing news of an unconditional offer on the MFA at Goldsmiths University! Starting this October …. where I’ll continue to work with and expand upon my themes of the magickal body, sacred/profane time, place and myth …
Very much looking forward to re-locating to London and beginning a new chapter!
Due to the very serious implications of the COVID-19 virus on all levels, it was decided, with a heavy heart, to postpone Conjuring Creativity II until the same time in 2022 … tickets purchased will still be valid and we are working on the line-up being the same where possible …. details will be posted here and on the new Conjuring Creativity site later in the year … meanwhile huge thanks go out to all our contributors, speakers and artists for their continued support and understanding and anyone else who continues to support the contemporary practice and research within the field of Art and The Esoteric/Occulture.
Tickets are now on sale for the biennial event I curate in Stockholm …
CONJURING CREATIVITY #2 Art & the Esoteric in The Age of the Anthropocene … more information is here https://www.facebook.com/events/514280125855159/
Ticket link here …
In the run up to the Winter Solstice I’ve been taking time to take stock, work on tying up some loose ends and compile the line-up for CONJURING CREATIVITY #2, a biennial symposium nurturing research and discourse withing the field of contempoirary art and western esotericism.
Conjuring Creativity #1 took place in spring 2018 with Dr.Per Faxneld as co-producer.
I’ve very happy to have been asked back to OCCULTURE Esoteric conference in Berlin this year where I’ll be exhibiting Topography of The Witch VI – 3 large mantic body stain paintings based on the original performance and research and I’ll be giving an artist’s talk reflecting on this work
Group Exhibition ESOTERISK ÖVERFÖRING opens in Stockholm, a group of 5 women brought together by artist Madeleine Aleman, who all work with esoteric themes or methodologies in their practice, in one form or another.
This exhibition shows individual work after a years process of meetings and workshops where we exchanged ideas, techniques and theory.
In just a few days I’m very honoured to be presenting and exhibiting an installation piece at the Trans -States Conference at Northampton University …
I’ve be showing the artefacts which make up Topography Of The Witch II – a small book of inkblots from the first performance and V – a series of porcelain sculptures partly influenced by pieces from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magick in Boscastle
More details about the event can be found here
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Stanton Drew Stone Circles, August 2019
Landvätter – Portal #1
The first in intermittent series of site specific sound/performative pieces where the audience are invited to walk to a specific part of the city where they will witness a small rite as I invoke spirits of place – whilst creating a portal, a cut up in time/space, bringing the sacred into the everyday profane by accompanying the physical work with sound recorded from another place, at another time … in another city or country even …
I’m very honoured to be manifesting A Salisbury Working as part of the Delaware Road, Resistance and Ritual event, on Salisbury Plain this August … this ritual shall be interactive, choreographed for those willing to share the experience as we contemplate sacred space, ancestoral worship and forge a connection to the land, whilst harnessing the power of the mythical Salisbury Hare and create united psychic resistance as protection for the natural environment and wildlife which inhabit the area …
Throughout June, July and August I’m participating in the sound art summer course ‘Listening and Sounding as Expansion of Dance Practice’ at Uniarts in Stockholm, where I’ll be focusing on the aural properties of sacred topographies and hierophanies
Salong Odengatan – Stockholm (a private group show with a range of Swedish Artists)
Site specific Moon painting (ash and pomegranate juice) from the ‘Marking time’ series … with 2 sculptural votives to the Hare Moon (unfired porcelain and hair)
Haffloor – premier at Fylkingen, Stockholm
showing an outtake from my moving image projekt, The Magickal Body as one of many 2 minute films by various artists
Ritual performance with NKK – Nya Konstnärsklubben (feminist magickal activist group) ‘Bön till Jorden’ – Prayer for the Earth, as part of a day long festival incorporating artists, writers and theorists joined together to discuss our relationship with the Earth and how we can create substainability in the face of Climate Catastrophe. Organised by Mossutställningar