My keynote lectures are often in the form of ‘performances-lectures’. Drawing on my cinematic roots, these are scripted, self-reflexive and terribly viewer-unfriendly. Juxtaposing text against images, sometimes dizzyingly so, they are punctuated by wordplay and jump-cuts, weaving fiction/fact, somber/frivolous, teasing/testing the audience with provocations, experimental positioning statements and open questions. Each show is a new script/slideshow, and a different experience – there are no repeats. Here are reconfigurations, which don’t half simulate the live process of simultaneity and multiplicity.
Instead of OBE/MBE/CBE, we’ll have NDE (NeuroDiversity medal of Excellence). Universities will finally stop failing or boring people, offering interdisciplinary MASc and PhDs. ‘Neurodiversity’ will also become truly diversified. We’ll then run around with tentacles on our heads. New performance-lecture at Royal Society of Arts attended by 130 people.
This is a new performance-lecture created in June 2020. It will premiere on 7 July 2020 at Manchester School of Art. It was developed from a talk I gave at Live Art Developmental Agency Summer 2019, by invitation by ‘allies’.
Watch commissioned Pecha Kucha Life on the RUN! RUN! RUN!, at My Life in Running, Pub Pannuhuone the ANTI Festival of Contemporary Art, Kuopio, Finland 2015 . In…
2020 version of Exceptional Talent, the State of Fun & Islands of After Death, on movement as a human right, which was first performed as a keynote-lecture at Peter Scott at the Inaugural Art & Mobilities Symposium 2018.
This was a commissioned keynote lecture and masterclass for an EU-funded consortium of scientists CoCA at their Annual Meeting, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany.
The body and mind in motion and commotion as a form of intervention and interrogation of and amid a world in motion and commotion. A non-linear slideshow performed at ANTI Festival of Contemporary Performance (Kuopio, Finland 2015) and Exparte at the Brick Lane Gallery (for the Singapore Tourism Board, 2015).
Running (In) your City is a book chapter in Mobilities, Literature, Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2019) and performance-lecture (ESRC-funded ‘Running Dialogues’, Roxy Bar & Screen in London 2015).
Unreasonable Adjustments outlines the compromises I have to make to fit the neuronormative world. It premiered at Southbank Centre. Tour: 5th International European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders Conference, Edinburgh and 4th National Conference SOS Dyslexia, San Marino.
Disability Arts Online 2018 article. One of its top 10 editorial pieces, later presented as a performance-lecture at the Science Museum.
An early proposal of the running-messenger as disruptor and connector. UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.