Actions from the Afterlife was a work in progress performance shared as part of the Contemporary Narratives Lab: an initiative by the Financial Times, Queen Mary University and People’s Palace Projects to explore the impact of creative partnerships between artists and journalists. It was presented at Battersea Arts Centre on 29 June 2018, alongside work by They Are Here, Coney, Conrad Murray, and Paula Varjack.
Poems Made from Words Found in the Bin is an ongoing writing practice and a creative writing workshop.
This project began as a creative writing workshop using shredded business documents as source material. It was first held in 2014 as part of a year-long residency as Creative Project Consultant at SHM Productions.
Workers used portions of shredded documents from the business’s own recycling bin as the stimulus for a love poem. The poems were recited as an anonymous collection at the end of the working day.
In summer 2018 Rhiannon incorporated this writing process into her work on The Slow GIF Movement.
In 2019 Rhiannon will be turning this work into an ongoing writing process linked to healing from trauma, and to an exploration of projection, song, touch and rhythm in intimate performance.
This wide-ranging project explores our agency and responsibility over public space, both in real life and online. Rhiannon brings hers and others’ lived experience of neurodiversity to an understanding of how GIF culture is currently increasing the hostility of online space, and seeks to rectify that with the creation of calming, gently looping GIFs of her own and others’ creation.
Research and development for The Slow GIF Movement was supported by The Space Arts and Unlimited, and through Rhiannon’s position as the Brighton Digital Festival/Blast Theory Artist in Residence (2018).
The Slow GIF Movement is in development, with a number of planned or existing public sharings:
- public intervention in a conference environment for Light Up the North and Nesta (October 2018)
- a day-long workshop and evening virtual tresspass event (planned for Brighton Digital Festival 2019)
- a research project with St George’s Hospital exploring clinical uses of the Kaleidoscope Landscapes for Better Breathing series for patients with heart failure (2019).
The International Archive of Things Left Unsaid is an evolving collection of anonymous testimonies donated by members of the public responding to the question “think of a time when you wanted to say something to someone, but didn’t”.
It is a treasure trove of real life intimate testimonies, delivered with special care to honour the emotions expressed and preserve the anonymity of the people involved.
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The Archive was established in 2006 in response to a provocation by curator Ali MacGilp to create a performance for an exhibition entitled ‘There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You’, at Space Station Sixty-Five in London. This one-to-one performance grew and now exists in multiple forms:
- an installation and one-to-one performance that has toured nationally and internationally
- a web-based work at www.unsaidarchive.com (The Space’s inaugural commission for a web-based performance)
- an interactive textile
This project is regularly remade for different contexts including at HMP Feltham Young Offender’s Institute, East Bergholt High School, for Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol, and at various galleries including W139 in Amsterdam, Barbican Gallery, ALMA Enterprises, Propeller Island, Space Station Sixty-Five, Battersea Arts Centre, Pulse Ipswich, SLAP Yorkshire.
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