The Chamber Orchestra (Trees)
Artist in Residence, Drake Music (WeShallNotBeRemoved)
Disabled and Neurodivergent bodies are more like trees.
|The Trees As Chamber Orchestra|
I hear them tuning
the way the wind hits the different trees
different chords and notes
|Just finished a sound piece called the Magician, which I’m really excited about. I collated a collage representing different kind of trees and what their movements in the wind sounded-like to me through my synesthaesia. |
To do this I lay on the ground under every single tree to hear and feel the rhythm and sound. I am working towards creating a representation of the orchestra of multiple trees in the wind.
Having an access support to witness and document this has been really successful as the physical act of collecting sounds, using my body is really important to my practice. I am also working on, with my access support documenting and extracting from my brain the ideas and processes behind the work created since March.
It is the start of a body of work I’m now focusing on musically, politically and artistically working in collaboration across unheard, excluded voices.
Journeying: Exploring textures
|SYNAESTHESIA||SOUND & COLOUR||JOURNEYING||PAINTINGS|
|Experiencing space as sound||when i hear music it fills my senses with colour||journeying across terrains and territories||i paint better when attending to my practice with live music, or live artists painting with me.|
|Processing information through colour||language, ideas, information, balancing equations through colour combining- composing music through colour||painting surfaces with my hands, bright colours, brimming with texture||collaboration = structure, architecture, creation, order (see above paintings)|
|Hearing the trees as chimes (different pitches/notes)||hear different sounds||i hear the orchestra of the trees, tuning for me, if i hear, relax strong enough, i can tune them, hear them in time.||relationships = wants & needs|
|heightened sensory processing delay and disorder||my senses are overwhelmed||i follow the colours, music makes my hands and materials dance, textures sing.||i paint to self-soothe|
I will not bang on your door, I will bang on the trash.
|(it’s okay to have a learning disability.) “U were the first person to see my difference & not try to ignore it or explain it.”|
meeting the brief: disconnect/connect
i wrote this in response to being valued and the value of
how do we know what ND leadership looks like if we don’t know what ND spaces or ND led spaces look like?
far removed from being understood it’s about trust
trusting NDs. can you?
Listening As Activism
Multiform tracks to meet the brief.
Returning to the stars
2018, Location: Finland and Norway
Live Art made on location with physical theatre and Finnish performance artist Tiina Kaila
Filmed on my phone, directed Live.
Hymns to Women
Featuring artist Elinor Rowlands FRSA at the Royal Society of Arts
An interactive screening of two short films featuring in-depth conversations on the themes that brought them to light.
The RSA Fellows Artists’ Network presents ‘Hymns to Women’, an evening with filmmaker/artist Elinor Rowlands introduced by Mark Power FRSA.
Everyone is welcome to join this screening and discussion night. Elinor will show her following two films:
1. ‘The Forest’ 2018
2. ‘At the Window’ 2017
About the Director:
Elinor Rowlands FRSA uses new technologies combined with storytelling and performance to disseminate her experience as a neurodivergent woman navigating the world through intersectional identities. Feelings of ‘otherness’ stem from lack of access that many autistic and neurodivergent people encounter, and are offered through the prism of ritual. This gives her digital and performative work a phantasmagorical feel; it is overwhelming and immersive, and secretive yet particularly revealing to diverse audiences. As a feminist neurodivergent artist, she makes comment on identity politics and highlights her innate compassion for tradition and natural forces. Through dream-building and ancient sensibility, her work asks questions about where new technologies and live performance meet and breaks new ground.
Eleanor Linsey FRSA of Sisters of Frida, ”bringing disabled women together, mobilising and sharing through lived experience”.
Organised by Hazel Chandler FRSA of RSA Artists’ Network. Learn more about this network.
This event will be followed by a Q+A.
The event will take place via the online conferencing platform, Zoom. You will receive the link to this meeting upon registering for the event, and again as a reminder 30 minutes before.
Deep within the ear canal
2020, paintings to music (journeying)