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I'm an inconsistent artist, hugely distracted by life. I create in a variety of media including words, pictures, food and laundry. I do it because I can't seem to not. Sometimes it's fun.

DaDaFest 2014: Another world!

4 December 2014

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Warning - very hot water

After a lifetime of political and organisational activity and activism, I'm reconnecting, touching base with the basics, giving proper attention to art at last, becoming an artist. Being an artist. By the way, why do I need to keep announcing this? I first did it 15 years ago. This has to stop. Just do it! So I'm here at DaDaFest 2014 and I've been listening and watching; enjoying a kind of immersion in other people's experiences and ideas, exposure to different ways and other...

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Choice: Whichever way you look at it.

7 December 2014

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Three images with one frame; largest in the centre.

This poem was inspired by the picture on the right. The picture was inspired by a recent DaDaFest poetry event where I experienced problems processing the performance, because of the large screen that showed very powerful images, against an accompaniment of classical music. At one point I had to close my eyes so that I could hear the poems. This might have concerned me less had I not been asked to write a review of the performance. Sitting down to write the review, I was faced with a near-blank...

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Bang! DaDaFest 2014 is in my head (in a good way).

12 December 2014

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Image of a tree and handwriting on a brick wall background

DaDaFest's two-day International Congress on Disability & Human Rights was one of the best events I’ve attended. It brought together some amazing talented disabled people from within and beyond the UK. Arriving late on day one, I stumbled up the auditorium steps (no hand rail) during a presentation that worried me so much I’m keeping quiet. Suffice it to say that charity is alive and well and doubtless always will be. For where you see oppression you will find opportunities....

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