Last night at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford University, I presented this at the “Truth to Power Cafe”, a fascinating platform presented by Jeremy Goldstein of London Artists Projects. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting, but on building the new” – Socrates. I haven’t checked the reference… […]
Preview for An Odd Occasion: Shanaz Gulzar’s pictures from Transform
We created a performance installation at West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Transform event a few weeks ago, as part of our work towards An Odd Occasion. These pictures give you some sense of what we did…
On being an artist and my first IETM
I’m just back from Montpellier, France, and my first (hopefully not last) IETM. IETM originally stood for Informal European Theatre Meeting. – it is now the ‘international network for contemporary performing arts’, which better reflects its membership and purpose. I’d heard of IETM over the years – it was a place that artists went and […]
http://irregulararts.tumblr.com/ I’ve started this tumblr blog to record some images for An Odd Occasion. Some are photos I’ve snapped when I’ve noticed gendered behaviours or things eg the different ways things are sold to male/female consumers. Some are screenshots from my Facebook stream – this is the marketing & messages I’m bombarded with daily.
Words for Women
There are so many words and phrases used to describe women (and girls). Some of them are intended to be positive, flattering and complementary. Some of them are not. Some have the intention of insult. And some of those are really quite ugly. Some of them are funny – and some of them might have […]
The conversation begins – and it’s over to you… What are you wearing?
An Odd Occasion is about the ordinary and the everyday. We want to find out a bit more about you – about what you wear, how you look, and what you think and feel about that. We’ve written a survey to find out about that and we’d love you to take part in it here. […]