Approved: 02.08.2017

gobscure

Artist, Community worker, Film-maker, Maker, Writer

Approved: 02.08.2017

we perform-exhibit-make sound-art & creative resistances internationally / award-winningly as gobscure, we write as burn, we use plural to reflect our broken-mind. artistic associates with Museum of Homelessness & disability arts online (both lived experiences). our work playfully reclaims spaces for & with other marginalised folx. until recently we've been mostly unsupported. film commissions include Northern Broadsides, Graeae, Dash, Spot On Lancashire, Live Theatre, together 2020 Disability History Month; sound-art includes a sound-walk commission from the Auxiliary Teesside, music theatre for GIFT festival & Sage Gateshead & 2 sound&music awards; solo exhibitions internationally including with Alma Zevi Venice in Venice & Athens; University of Atypical Belfast; Arthouse Wakefield; Edinburgh Printmakers; Newbridge Project Tyneside; literary fellow Moniack Mhor - scotlands new writing centre; society of authors award; supported by Graeae's beyond talent development scheme, Future's Venture fund, Spark Arts for Children & MGC Futures bursary 2021.

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        Artist Statement

        we perform-exhibit-make sound-art & creative resistances internationally / award-winningly as gobscure, we write as burn, we use plural to reflect our broken-mind. artistic associates with Museum of Homelessness & disability arts online (both lived experiences). our work playfully reclaims spaces for & with other marginalised folx. until recently we've been mostly unsupported. film commissions include Northern Broadsides, Graeae, Dash, Spot On Lancashire, Live Theatre, together 2020 Disability History Month; sound-art includes a sound-walk commission from the Auxiliary Teesside, music theatre for GIFT festival & Sage Gateshead & 2 sound&music awards; solo exhibitions internationally including with Alma Zevi Venice in Venice & Athens; University of Atypical Belfast; Arthouse Wakefield; Edinburgh Printmakers; Newbridge Project Tyneside; literary fellow Moniack Mhor - scotlands new writing centre; society of authors award; supported by Graeae's beyond talent development scheme, Future's Venture fund, Spark Arts for Children & MGC Futures bursary 2021.

         

        rose carved in rain explores fat, mad, bisexual dissidence including solo show commissioned by Newcastle fringe festival / Alphabetti theatre supported by Curious Arts (queer arts north bursary) & the NewBridge Project; solo project with performance, participation & print-making at Edinburgh Printmakers / Edinburgh Art Festival (as Futures Venture radical independent supported artist.)

         

        provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth is currently touring supported by BOOST : the Third Angel Mentoring Scheme in association with Sheffield Theatres

         

        an amazingly light touch with very serious and important topics, giving your audience space to experience your work and concerns in such an intimate way.

        i find your work relevant, poetic and so original.  Alma Zevi Venice

        CV & Education

        solo exhibitions

        '21.  writing liberte with lips.  edinburgh printmakers

        https://edinburghprintmakers.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/10-gobscure-writing-liberte-with-lips/

        '20 rose carved in rain. newbridge project, gateshead solo exhibition

        https://thenewbridgeproject.com/past-event/rose-carved-rain/

        '18 is that a bruise or a tattoo? solo exhibition, alma zevi gallery, venice

        http://www.almazevi.com/exhibitions/venice/187/is-that-a-bruise-or-a-tattoo/

        '17 prisong. solo visual poetry exhibition. east ham library, london. together 2012! disability history month festival in association with newham book festival

        '17 nudging meteors. art house, wakefield -major (changemakers funded) residency with solo exhibition - performance - publications & online

        short documentary : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkDsb5a67K0

        '17 stitching petals to lead - solo exhibition. fokidos, athens, greece

        http://www.almazevi.com/exhibitions/projects/85/stitching-petals-to-lead/

        16 - still alone in her voices. touring. most recently university of atypical, belfast.

        https://gobscure.wixsite.com/alonestill

         

         

         

        sound-art

        '21 the auxiliary soundwalk commission for sonic arts weekend teesside

        https://www.sonicartsweek.com/artists

        '20 her son upon a heap of feathers. radiophrenia

        '20 from my life - responses. the auxilliary project teesside grant

        '20 touching edges of flood. music-theatre for sage (virtual) sessions

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6KFLLqp0z0

        '20 art & heritage blue skies thinking commission - voted staff choice

        https://www.artsandheritage.org.uk/proposals/gobscure-with-loves-ragings-much-turns/

        '20 night gale. disconsortia commission.

        https://www.disconsortia.co.uk/att-gobscure.html

        '20 covid 19 composers award from sound&music - looking at trees

        https://soundandmusic.org/discover/composer/gobscure/

        '19 - ships-ov-fool (online) originally commissioned in 2020 for GIFT: Gateshead

        International Festival of Theatre. thanks also to sage gateshead

        summer studio residency and francis chagrin award from

        sound & music. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7mxc99

         

        artists films (see https://vimeo.com/gobscure / www.dailymotion.com/gobscure)

        '21 fragisle. commissioned by dash. equipment used in the creation of this feature was purchased through a grant from Graeae and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtxtRJ40K_c

        '21 birdbrained? spot on / lancashire libraries performance commission for families.

        https://spotonlancashire.co.uk/whats-on/birdbrained/

        '20 mazer. northern broadsides digital squad commission - council-flat backyard retellings of voluspa under covid

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibi4MkszPwk&feature=emb_logo

        '18 gregor samsa awake. premiered university of atypical belfast. altff finalist

        '18 moths &rust. mission gallery swansea in association with disability arts cymru

        '17 16/10. premièred medff, sicily, italy

        '16 stitching petals to lead. 5'40''. premièred fokidos, athens

        '16 jezebelofthewaters / cello rain twelve. premièred facade video festival, bulgaria

        '16 ur's for kurt (schwitters). 2'24''. finalist in 100 years of dada award. ica, london

        '16 underland. lightworks, grimsby

        '15 seven short films about madness. 15'23''.

        premièred making sense of mad studies conference, durham university

        '15 slave ships today. 3'30''. premièred arc, stockton

        '15 firing the can(n)on. 4'59''. commissioned / premiered dash / mac, birmingham

        '14 bang! performance to camera. commissioned / premièred by tullie house carlisle.

         

         

        solo performances

        '21 rose carved in rain.   newcastle fringe / alphabetti theatre also supported by curious arts queer arts north bursary

        '19 - '21.  provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth.  supported by BOOST : mentoring scheme with third angel

        '18 squarepegs into roundholes. touring cabaret reducing psychiatry to firewood

        '17 - hyenas in petticoats. walkabout honoring 'mad, bad, rad, bi, mutha, internationalist' mary wollstonecraft

        mac birmingham / dash / lada; axisweb / manchester met university etc.

        '16/'18 with added nuts. 'reclaiming the languages of lunacy'

        '12 psychosis belly. m21 unlimited funded disability arts festival, much wenlock

        dvd from the live art development agency includes highlights of my performances

        www.thisisliveart.co.uk/projects/m21-from-the-medieval-to-the-21st-century/

         

        other

        '20 -'22 associate artist with dao (disability arts online)

        '18 - associate artist with museum of homelessness (part of our lived experience)

        '11/'15 artist / writer / mentor in residence, celf o gwmpas, mid-wales

        '10'/11 disability arts residency 'reclaiming the languages of lunacy' - new art gallery, walsall / dash

        '10 napalm perceptible. arts-activist residency. live art development agency /

        kingston university