09 9 / 2014

So I’ve curated this visual art exhibition and events featuring work by established international artists, as well as some of Scotland’s most exciting emerging artists. Contributions range from painting to film, from sculpture to performance, and explore intersectional identities and the tension between self and community.

23 6 / 2014

Here’s the short demo video from Who’s Your Dandy?, a show I programmed at Filmhouse last month. Featuring live performances by Lake Montgomery, Andra Simons and They They Theys! With film clips from brill shorts by mihee-nathalie lemoine, Sophie Norman, Tina Takemoto, Erica Cho and Francoise Doherty! BSL interpretation by Gordon Newton Wylie-Black.

23 6 / 2014

Here’s a wee video from SEEP last Feb/March at media education in Edinburgh. The show got 5 stars from The Skinny and was totally sold out. As curator, I was obviously Pleased As Punch. Please check out this brill work by 15 queer and trans* artists.

16 4 / 2014

So I hardly ever blog these days, bad me. To update you, Turtle Island was swell. I performed at VERSeFest in Ottawa, joined onstage by the brill and dear-to-me Gord Disley at the end. I really enjoyed For Body and Light —spoken word & music by Ian Ferrier melded with dance choreographed by Stéphanie Morin-Robert. Plus, it was interesting to be in Canada as an Official Scot, gave me lots of musings about nation/nationality and perceptions of personhood. Now in both my countries I’m from Elsewhere.

Then I did a wee reading in Montreal at Litpop, shared the stage with Eileen Myles, Jon Paul Fiorentino and Jonathan Ball. Great readings all around. In Cobourg an accidental meeting between my dear friend Stuart Ross and me with my dear friend bill bissett resulted in the birth of The Three Ferretpersons, a strange new sound poetry collaboration. We did our first public performance at The Human Bean. Good times. It was sad to say adieu to everyone, though I can’t say I”m sad to leave behind the cold and snow (it’s APRIL ffs).

Now that I’m back in Edinburgh I’m gearing up to read and screen a film at Pussy Whipped Festival, then the big Filmhouse screenings and performances, Who’s Your Dandy?, on 17 May. I’m super-excited about Who’s Your Dandy?, as it will feature film/poetry/singing from the amazing Andra Simons (with Joao Trindade), music from the dazzling Lake Montgomery, and the new work of my new interdisciplinary collaboration They They Theys.

Plus I’m lucky enough to be screening films by Erica Cho, mihee-nathalie lemoine, Sophie Norman, Tina Takemoto and Francoise Doherty. It’s going to be SO GOOD.

Til next time. xxx

23 3 / 2014

Upcoming at Filmhouse, 17th May! http://www.blissfultimes.ca/dandy.htm

Upcoming at Filmhouse, 17th May! http://www.blissfultimes.ca/dandy.htm