SOLO Dialogues – Alone Together : solo performance on YouTube

  • Speakers : Fred McVittie, in conversation with Misri Dey

We discussed making YouTube videos, blogger and vlogger communities, solo mediated working, viral connectivity and censorship of artistic work in this arena. Fred’s video work has mostly been developed in the context of the social media site YouTube, where his channel contains over 2000 videos and has almost 9000 subscribers.

http://conferencereport.blogspot.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/user/conferencereport


2nd May 2014
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University

SOLO Dialogue – On making ‘Echo Beach’

  • Speakers : Hannah Sullivan, in conversation with Misri Dey

We discussed her solo making inspirations, processes, using humour, ‘coming together and coming apart’, the power of memory and audience’s physical response to hearing known and loved songs.

Hannah is a performance maker and producer. She has recently toured Echo Beach to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre.

www.hannahsullivan.co.uk


23rd April 2014
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University

SOLO Dialogue – With Or Without You

  • Speakers : Gregg Whelan, in conversation with Misri Dey

Gregg talked about making solo work based on endurance running and his AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Centre) solo funded running project. Long distance running as a fundamental human activity, a sport-science, an art, a political tool as message bearing activity. The ‘ecology of activity’ and the lore of running. The human design of the body and how it has changed. Running as a solo activity, carried out with others and the voices in one’s head as the performance of long distance running is carried out. See http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2012.671079.

Gregg performs as part of performance duo Lone Twin, as well as co-directing the company and engaging in solo projects and lecturing at Falmouth University.

www.lonetwin.com


7th Feb 2014
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University

SOLO Dialogue – On making 97 Years

  • Speakers : Jo Hellier, in conversation with Misri Dey

Our conversation ranged across notions of making work related to close family members, age, interactive sound installations and the action of the audience in the piece of work – holding attention and attentiveness to detail in the work and in the audience.

Jo is a Bristol-based contemporary artist working with performance, installation, film and sound. Most recently her installation 97 Years was presented at Spill Festival of Performance, Buzzcut and Mayfest.

www.johellier.com


8th Nov 2013
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University

SOLO Dialogue – Inside and Outside

  • Speakers : Chris Crickmay, in conversation with Misri Dey

Misri and Chris’s dialogue included topics such as self and other, the state of solitude, negotiating between inside and outside worlds, being both in and out of control,  and the practice of drawing which can ‘talk back’ to you .

Chris moved from architecture to being an independent installation artist, performer, writer, and teacher with particular interests in creating interactive environments for performance and in improvised movement work. Chris is co-author with Miranda Tufnell of two handbooks on sourcing performance work: Body, Space, Image, notes towards improvisation and performance, Dance Books (originally published 1990) and A Widening Field: Journeys in Body and Imagination, Dance Books, 2004.


4th October 2013
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University

SOLO Dialogue – On making ‘Oh Mary’

  • Speakers : Bec Applebee, in conversation with Misri Dey

We discussed stories that needed to be told, and physical theatre methods of storytelling, working with objects, touring in Cornwall and nationally, working as a solo freelance practitioner and managing this as a practitioner as well as being a member of ensemble based work like Bec’s earlier work with Kneehigh Theatre.

Bec is a performer, director, singer  and associate lecturer in Theatre at Falmouth University.

www.becapplebee.com


24th April 2013
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University

SOLO Dialogue – On making ‘Matilda and Me’

  • Speakers : Ria Hartley, in conversation with Misri Dey

We discussed Ria’s inspiration for, and background to, making her solo bio-myth ‘Matilda and Me’ – starting points, devising methodologies and strategies of making. We raised questions about dealing with audience’s responses to explorations of black cultural identity, politics and anger. The need to negotiating or ‘deal’  with white guilt in an audience response. A shared interest was becoming more widely informed, vocal, able, angry, as a critical political praxis in and through performance making.

Ria is an independent artist, performer, member of Residence collective and co-coordinator of the SCPF, Bristol.

www.riahartley.com


12th March 2013
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University

SOLO Dialogue – Jo Bannon

  • Speakers : Jo Bannon, in conversation with Misri Dey

Our conversation revolved around working as an independent artist, curator and producer, making intimate, complex, one-to-one performance and the detailed attention necessary for this work.

Jo Bannon is a UK based artist making live art and performance, as well as an associate artist and producer for In Between Time, Bristol.

http://www.jobannon.co.uk


26th February 2013
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University

SOLO Dialogue – On Improvisation

  • Speakers : Andrew Morrish, in conversation with Misri Dey

Andrew talked about and performed his unique approach to improvisation, working with rapid conversation, energetics, embodied approaches to moment by moment creation and real time composition.  Misri discussed and performed her exploratory work with mixing the stumble with the jump and the stutter with the song.

www.andrewmorrish.com


9th May 2012
Host Venue: The Performance Centre, Falmouth University