Tracing back designs

Looking at some of my writing on art and design I realise I have always focused on the dialogues concerning the documentation of performance and events – the representation of history through theatre and art.

In retrospect it makes sense that I moved from design to research. On one level some of the subjects I addressed may appear a little morbid – representations of Wuthering Heights through installation art – the artistic notations of Otto Dix – dance marathons and the relationship between dance and social/political events – historical applications and performances of the Commedia’Dell’Arte – clowning and mask work.

But on another they provide me with an insight that always feeds into my work as a designer/researcher and that enables me to create work that embodies that knowledge.

'There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words.' - Doris Humphrey.