Saturday, 29 August 2015

Church of Performance

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The Church of Performance is a new Plymouth based venture, co-curated by myself and Dagmar. 

You can keep updated on all our creative outputs here:

http://churchofperformance.blogspot.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/ChurchOfPerformance




Ave Maria - Research and Development

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Title: Ave Maria 







Ave Maria is a new R&D piece, which forms part of a larger series exploring performance-to-camera as a form of live art performance practice.

Please note, this video contains nudity and may be considered NSFW

https://vimeo.com/137710490 

Please note: This video is password protected. Please contact me in order to access 

natalie.raven@plymouth.ac.uk
@NatalieRavenArt

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Writing Up Process in Performance



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The following text is a lament on writing up processes of performance written for Geoff Cox and Katy Macleod workshop 'Writing as...', TransArt Summer School, Berlin 2015. 

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How do you ride a bike?



Tell me, in words

Tell me, write it down



How do you ride a bike?



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How do you express the complex physical and neurological processes that go on in the process of ‘doing’?



How do I ‘do’ what I do?



Writing is ‘doing’

Reading is ‘doing’

Performance is ‘doing’

Active

Practice

Are there some answers in here, somewhere?



How can I ‘step outside’ of myself and witness the processes I go through in the ‘act’ of doing?

Can I do this?

If I do this, I am not in the process of ‘doing’ what I did before.

I am now in a process of ‘observing’ what I am ‘doing’, never quite immersed in the process I actually want to observe and express.



Where are the words I need?

Where are the words I need?

Are they hidden under my skin?

Burrowing inside my head?

Where are the words I try so hard to find?

Where are the words which will enable me get the inside, out, to dis-embody the embodied?



Is this really where I want to go?



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I make practice

I make practice

I make practice



I attempt to write about the process of making practice.



I fall off my bike.

Photography - Berlin 2015

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TransArt Summer School, Berlin 2015

 Un-edited candid snap shots documenting my journey through the city