I’m speaking at an event, Vocabularies of Female Desire, on Monday afternoon, see here, if you’re in London and fancy it. I’ll be talking about my PhD chapter in which I watched many showgirl shows.
I’m presenting my research at Marginalised Mainstream in London at the end of November. My paper is on 28th November.
At present I’m at Shows of Sheffield at Castle House most days, as part of Festival of the Mind. I’m presenting my cigarette cards and theatre flats and having some great conversations with the public!
Last night the exhibition London Life opened at Art Bermondsey/LA Noble Gallery. Two of my cigarette card recreations are in the show, and I was third prize winner for the work. (Thanks to Katherine Angel and Kate Enters for the photos!).
I wrote the topless dancing entry in the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast, edited by Merril D. Smith. More information here.
My work will be in Act II and Act III of S1 Member’s Show, Three Act Structure at S1 Artspace, Sheffield. Act II is open 6th August–23rd August and Act III which is a re-mix of Acts I and II featuring all of the works is open 27th August–13th September. The opening of the whole show was on 11th July, and now there is a programme of events that will take place during the subsequent Acts.
In particular there will be a publication and print portfolio launch on Friday 15th August and a screening and performance event on Saturday 6th September. For the latter I am working on a new performance.
I’ll post more about the up-coming events–it’s a very exciting project to be involved in!
I instigated a video show collaboratively curated with Megan Cotts, Alexis Hudgins, Ali Prosch & Brica Wilcox shown at SIA Gallery in May. The show featured ten video works by Alison J Carr, Alexis Hudgins, Ivan Iannoli, Julie Orser & Jon Irving, Ali Prosch, Elleni Sclaventis, Matt Siegle, amy von harrington, Brica Wilcox, that respond to the provocation of Hollywood Forever: the dream, the film industry, the cemetery on Santa Monica Boulevard. Each takes a different approach to Hollywood—from considering the myth, the geography, the surplus of images it gives us, the imperative to perform, the seduction and the make-believe.
More information about the project Hollywood Forever Bios.
image credit Julie Orser & Jon Irving, from The Viewer
I shall be the responder at Coming Off Clean, Corpus Christi Oxford.