We also asked for love

'Arthur' | Eleonora Scalise, Edinburgh, 2019Acrylic colour on cardboard, 60x84 cm By Edgar Rodriguez-Dorans It’s Edinburgh 2019. It’s the morning of the 5th June. It’s Pride Month. I’m in ‘whitespace’ gallery on East Crosscauseway – I think it’s a very accurate name; all the walls here are painted in white and it feels a very … Continue reading We also asked for love

‘Something might happen’: Therapy, Stand Up and the Gesture of Writing launch

Cover of Therapy, Stand Up and the Gesture of Writing, (Routledge, 2018) There is a similarity between book launches and stand up comedy that I have only recently noticed. Both take place in a space of audience and performer anticipation. Let me entertain you. Go on then – impress me. Both therefore are risky; their … Continue reading ‘Something might happen’: Therapy, Stand Up and the Gesture of Writing launch

Writing, Drawing and Seeing in Different Ways: Synesthesia workshops

In recent months we have had two Synesthesia workshops at CCRI. The first one, led by Jonathan Wyatt, explored the links between stand-up and autoethnography. Jonathan told us stories, showed us clips of some stand-up comedians and then invited us to write in different ways in order that we could tell life stories that were … Continue reading Writing, Drawing and Seeing in Different Ways: Synesthesia workshops

‘Be More Cat’: a personal response to Bodies Collective at ECQI 2019

BKS Iyenagar said, "As long as you do not live fully in the body, you do not live totally in the Self." By the final day of the ECQI 2019 conference, caught up in the stimulation of new ideas, connections and conversations that were unfolding around me, I was definitely not living fully in my … Continue reading ‘Be More Cat’: a personal response to Bodies Collective at ECQI 2019