Ship of Fools

A self-initiated anti-section action, residency and mental creative space running from 10/05/11 until 07/06/11.

Hackney, London.

May/June 2011.

Anticipating a major decline in my mental health but wishing to avoid admission to an acute mental health hosptial, in May 2011 I opened my own Asylum, wrote my own mental health act and detained myself under its rules. During this period artists and non artists visited and I made work with these people but also on my own.

Collaborator/Producer Sophie Nathan. Supported by Arts Council.

Documentation.

Ship of Fools now exists as a 23 minute video diary that is presented live or as a video installation.

Bluecoat, Liverpool. Video.

Dis Art Fest, Grand Rapids, USA. Video.

Quarter House, Folkstone. Video.

Nottingham Contemporary. Live.

Gessnerallee, Zurich. Live.

Southbank Centre, London. Live.

HAU 2, Berlin. Live.

Staadt Theater, Mainz. Video.

Guest Projects, London. Video.

Young Vic Theatre, London. Video.

Collaborative work.

Duvet intervention with Sue Keen.

Video and intervention with Tom Scullion.

Suicide performance idea with Clare Bundell-Jones.

Priest Complaints Commission with Reverand Janet Ashton.

Jump video with Vanessa Barlett.

Solo Work.

Speed Camera Kids.

Barking Mad.

Please don’t feed the pigs.

Paradise Lost

Metropolitan Lice.

Your Enthusiasm.