4 Generations Women – water reflections

Reflections on 4 Generations filming with Paula Onet Chvalkov, August 2018 This year I have been joined here in the countryside by Paula Onet, an independent filmmaker who is working with me as well as another woman (a journalist), on the ambitious 4GenWomen project, which aims to explore the complex web of relationships between women... Continue Reading →

sweet muscle flexing

"Outside and inside are both intimate - they are always ready to be reversed, to exchange their hostility. If there exists a border-line surface between such an inside and outside, this surface is painful on both sides." Gaston Bachelard Sweet Muscle Flexing She is seduced by the promise of sweet pleasure, indulgence of the senses,... Continue Reading →

Ophelia’s Last Supper – filming

For the past 6 months I have been developing a concept for a new short film, based on a script I wrote in 2013, which itself was inspired by the Futurist Cookbook by FT Marinetti. The Futurist Cookbook, a wonderfully provocative manifesto to creativity, disguised as a cookbook, became a prompt for new kind of... Continue Reading →

Food and embodiment – day 2

Tereza, Nuala and I spent the afternoon using unusual instruments to peel and dissect food. We are working towards a series of short films, exploring food and embodiment, and the blurring of boundaries between inside and outside, the surface and the interior. I became interested in some of the tools and props associated with beautification:... Continue Reading →

Sensory Workshops document

This is a brief documentation of some of the sensory workshops leading up to a multi-sensory performance Journey to the Interior, which took place at Dissenters Chapel, in May 2017. The workshops begun in November 2016 and continued till June 2017. They were organised and led by Tereza Stehlikova and guest presenters included Michael Isted... Continue Reading →

Film and embodiment: first explorations

Here are some work in progress images and short film clips from the latest explorations of various eating implements, created by artist Nuala Clooney,  Nuala employs materials for their symbolism and relationship to the body and her current practice has focused on tableware and eating implements, subverting them by playing with notions of carnal union,... Continue Reading →

Sensory storytelling: Somerset House

I led two workshops for Perfume: Synesthesia late event at the Somerset House, on 31st August 2017. My concept for these was developed in response to the Perfume exhibition, and builds on my ongoing artistic research into using all our senses to tell stories, by activating memories, emotions and imagination, in order to offer a more... Continue Reading →

Journey to the Interior by Monika Parrinder

Journey to the Interior – a multi-sensory, participatory performance and feast by Monika Parrinder* “Descend, bold traveller, into the crater of the jökull of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the Kalends of June, and you will attain the centre of the earth. I did it.”  – Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of... Continue Reading →

Journey to the Interior – being present

Journey to the Interior: A multi-sensory, participatory performance involving a feast, inspired by George Bellas Greenough, a geologist and a founder of the Geological Society, London as well as Jules Verne’s story the Journey to the Centre of the Earth. It took place on 21st May, 2017, in Kensal Green Cemetery and Dissenters Chapel. It was conceived and realised by... Continue Reading →

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