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Public Engagement

Selected public engagement activities 2013-2016

Forthcoming: July 2016, organiser and convener: Alchemical Landscape Symposium II: Screen Media, Occulture and the Geographic Turn, Girton College

June 2016, piece for BBC Arena: Night and Day 

June-July 2016, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge: Headlands exhibition

May 2016, 'Dust' spoken word, music and video performance, Faculty of English, Cambridge (The Alchemical Landscape and Bad Timing Present)

April 2016 Tutor, 'Tarantino: the Good, the Bad and the Cult', Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge: issues of representation (race, gender, censorship)

March 2016, Q & A, High Rise (Wheatley), Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

January 2016, public lecture 'Transgender representation on screen', (with screening of The Danish Girl) Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

January 2016, Tutor, 'How to Read Film', Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge (representation and issues of gender)

December 2015, participant in panel on the work of Marc Atkins, University of Liège, Belgium

November 2015, Festival of Ideas (Cambridge) Talk: 'Black Holes and Blown Minds: Psychedelic Science Fiction'

October 2015, Festival of Ideas (Cambridge) Talk: 'The Alchemical Landscape' and interview

September 2015, Cambridge Film Festival: Chaired Q&As for A Syrian Love Story; BBC Arena: It's about time (Roeg)

Cambridge 105 radio interviews with Will Fowler (BFI) on 'Dark Pictures' strand and with Anthony Wall (BBC Arena) on the 24 hour Night and Day screening, to facilitate understanding of more experimental aspects of the Cambridge Film Festival  

September 2015, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment invited me to speak on The Alchemical Landscape Project and I formed an Alchemical Landscape panel from network participants for the ASLE Green Knowledge conference, Cambridge

August 2015, writer and narrator, Territories, short film on William Burroughs: screened in Lotusland installation Cambridge

June 2015, panel participant, James Holcombe's Tyburnia screening and performance, Cambridge (on representation, law, prejudice, history)

May 2015, spoken word performance Psychogeography for The Quietus Presents and John Doran, Cambridge

March 2015, organiser and convener: Alchemical Landscape Symposium I, Counterculture, Occulture and the Geographic Turn, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

February 2015, Screen Media Group talk: 'A Trick of the Light: Derek Jarman', CRASSH, Cambridge

December 2014, Guest Lecture, 'Alexis Hunter's Iconic Images', Department of Art History/New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge

November 2014, 'Reading Minds', Interview with Lucy Jolin in CAM 73 magazine

October 2014, 'The Geographic Turn in Film Music and Art', talk delivered at Weekend Otherworld, Cinema Museum, London

August 2014, 'Christopher Isherwood', Open Day talk Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

February 2014, chaired panel discussion on representation in art, Lloyds Club, London

November 2013, organiser and keynote, symposium: 'Film, Geomancy and the Alchemical Landscape: A Field in England', Faculty of English. My introduction can be found here

November 2013, Guest Lecture: 'Surrealism and Counterculture', Department of Art History, Cambridge

September 2013, chaired panel discussion on Joy, It's Nina (2012), Tiwani Gallery, London, on representations of displacement, culture and race

July 2013, Curator talk, 'The Birth of Cinema', Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London

June 2013, open talk: Evie Salmon in Conversation with Tahnee Lonsdale, Shoreditch House, London

February-May 2013, Angels in America Parts I and II, ADC Cambridge: chaired panel discussion after Angels in America Part I and gave a lecture on representations of homosexuality and HIV in culture and the play's context, to introduce live reading of Angels in America Part II. Prior to staging I acted as creative consultant and gave workshops to participants.

May 2013, Curator talk, 'Francisco de Corcuera: The Impossible Existence of a Mathematician', Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London

Pre 2013:

2011, Residency, Idea Generation Gallery, London

Selected exhibitions of own work:

May 2010 Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, No Soul for Sale, Group Pop Up Exhibition, with Museum of Everything

April 2009 Group Exhibition The Third Space, 18 Jesus Lane, Cambridge: multimedia art collaboration on trip undertaken through India, Pakistan, Nepal (to encourage children to express themselves through art)

July-August 2008 Solo Exhibition at i2 Art Gallery, Saffron Walden

January 2008 Exhibition at Adam Street, The Strand, London. Curated by Laura Hollis-Ryan of Arts & Business

November-December 2007 Exhibition at Eight, 1 Change Alley, London. Curated by Georgia Ciancimino

Conceptual and performance art projects looking at behaviour, prejudice, information, power, recording, playing with presumptions.

Ongoing activities:

Active in the UK and internationally. Public talks. Film-making, documentary production. Writing and directing spoken word events, drama and comedy. Showcasing new film, music and writing. Curating exhibitions. Linking investors with artists and film-makers.