Benthic Caress – literally – means loving the ocean. This silent disco in the sea takes place during Plymouth Art Weekender, and is a one hour, one off, participatory performance where you, the participants, are both the audience and the performers. Selected sonic works that make up the soundtrack for this unique celebration of our seas will be announced shortly. In the meantime, grab your tickets here while you can.
Behind the scenes I’ve been spending the summer doing Summer Schools – the Association of Commonwealth Universities brought 50 students from far flung places to Bath Spa University for a packed week, including visits to Avebury and the Avalon Marshes. A week in Utrecht offered an immersive experience with Rosi Braidotti, exploring posthuman ethics, whilst 48 hours in London included presentations from Parliament, The British Library, Routledge and the Wellcome Trust. Inbetween, I squeezed in a workshop with DAISI and The Box, and did my first Instagram Takeover, for Plymouth Art Weekender. These next few weeks will be taken up preparing my film Liquid Mimesis for screening at a conference in Adelaide, working on my progression assessment for the PhD, and presenting my most ambitious work to date: Benthic Caress.