Friday, 24 March 2017

Presenting at Buzzcut 2017!

I'm really happy to say that I'll be headed up to Glasgow at the beginng of April to do a presentation for 



Artist Academia and the Aldi Carrier Bag: 
survival strategies for the piss poor  

This presentation will navigate my own lived experience, highlight the discriminatory and socio-econimically exclusive practices still found in the art world, and describe techniques and strategies for economic survival.

 Poster designed by Laurie Brown

I'll also be doing a performance ritual with Dagmar entitled

'Buckfast Bible Drinking'

"bringing Devon and Glasgow together in acts of Holy Com-union"

It'll be my first trip to Scoltand (shock horror) and I'm really excited to be heading up there

Much Love

- Natalie 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Christanity and Radical Body Art: Ron Athey

I've been influenced and inspired by Ron Athey's practice for a long time (after seeing his work at Performance Space and Spill), but it is only now that I have begun to reflect on the Christian aspects of it. 

This is a video clip of Athey talking about his early experiences with Christianity, and how it has affected his practice. 

I'll ago deeper into my own relationship to Christianity in a future post. 

- Natalie 

Experiments - Practice Research - Cloth, Movement, and Fluidity

Representation of self

in absence and presence

and body and cloth

and abject



March, 2017


Sunday, 19 February 2017

la sainte trinité: unveiled - PEPTalk practice-research seminar at Plymouth University

la sainte trinité: unveiled

My presentation will chart the development of my practice research over the past 6 months, unravelling the variety of ways in which I have responded both physically and philosophically to my concept of ‘bodycloth’.

I discuss how my most recent practice la saint trinité has revealed insight into the multiple ways that my body, gender, self, and identity are in flux. I explore the ways in which my live art practice exists as the artistic embodiment of my own lived experience, personal political belief, and theoretical engagement, concluding by critically reflecting on what these processes and experiences have unveiled for me, as an artist researcher.

- Natalie Raven
Photography by Roberta Mock
Editing by Natalie Raven


Saturday, 18 February 2017

emending eve (2016) - exhibiting at Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College USA

emending eve (2016)

Collaboration by Natalie Raven and 
Prof. Kimberley Varnadoe

9 performance-to-camera digital photographic images 

Artist Statement - Natalie Raven, 2016

This work is showing at Elberson Fine Arts Center as part of
 'From These Mountains: Black Mountain School 2016' 

Curated by Prof. Kimberley Varnadoe, this exhibition will be on show
February 10 - March 24, 2017

Sunday, 12 February 2017

la saint trinité: documentation

 la saint trinité

by Natalie Raven
Assisted by Dagmar Schwitzgebel
Consultation, Nick Kilby

Performed at 
Spill Festival of Performance, October 2016
Plymouth University, November 2016

Image credits: 
Videographer, Siobhan Mckeown
Editor, Natalie Raven