Some photos from Friday set-up of S.J. Norman’s Take This, For It Is My Body, at Science Gallery London’s Blood exhibition this last weekend. S.J., Carly Sheppard, and Naretha William manifesting Australia in Peckham, South London.
Sparky the Dish Pig mixes bodgy wiring with water.
S.J Norman, Carly Sheppard, Naretha Williams. In London. This weekend.
In Take This, For It Is My Body, small groups of 6 audience members are invited to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. They are seated and served a delightful spread of tea and fresh scones with jam and cream — a homely, nostalgic treat — which they can opt to consume or otherwise in the full knowledge that the scone batter includes a quantity of “aboriginal blood” (the artist’s own).
Take This, For It Is My Body
Performed by: Carly Sheppard, Naretha Williams and S.J Norman.
The artist wishes to the acknowledge that this work was conceived and developed on the lands of the Gadigal and Gundungurra peoples, whose sovereignty has never been ceded.
Saturday 28 October, 2pm–10pm (15 minutes each)
Sunday 29 October, 2pm–7pm (15 minutes each)
Safehouse 1, 139 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN
Part of the Becoming Blood Weekender.
Booking is free via our Eventbrite page here.
Please Note: This event is free to book but we ask attendees to make a voluntary donation of £5.00 to National Justice Project. You can do this via their website here.
The delightful Ms. V., Virginia Barratt, she of VNS Matrix is once again in Berlin. No Francesca da Rimini this time, nor wild boar sausage, stinky cheese, and heavy German bread. But Neha Spellfish is here, and last year Dasniya and Virginia were working together in PAF, so it seemed like a good moment to make a variant on things we are all working on separately or together — especially with Virginia driving the mayhem.
So: Saturday night in Berlin: Us!
This poem is not a panic
chaotic lines unspeaking sense in a sonic field of deep data and hammering silence, chaotic lines tying dissociated limbs as speech becomes gesture dressed in corpse paint. let’s be self conscious, awkward and embarrassing, let’s make angst from speech and produce a humorous balm from the awful. laugh cry laugh laugh cry. the ocean is an ocean of tears. the wind is many sighs. creep around the uncomfortable, making monsters out of reason.
10:30pm – 01:00am, Saturday, July 9.
As soon as I saw this Koala’s selfie, I knew it reminded me of something …
Dasniya in Australia! Swimming in the ocean and, well, I can only imagine what else, or at least what I’d be doing in Sydney, in the warm, early-autumn evenings (flying cockroaches and giant slugs). Xplore is coming to an end, and last night Dasniya performed something I have only seen slightly in rehearsals, and now from one photo, something of an inevitable unravelling of shibari. I like how when one takes the formal language of any art form literally, and follows the implications of that literalness, things get weird and funny very quickly.
The Anarchy of Shibari – Dasniya Sommer
Three days of tuition and performance with Dasniya Sommer. This an absolutely unique opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most innovative shibari artists.
Intensive: 2nd-4th April, 12pm-6pm, $150/$75;
Evening Classes, 2nd-4th April, 7-9:30pm ($40 per person/class)
Venue: Schwelle Sydney
12/20 Hardy Street,
Sydney, NSW 2026
Contact: Peter Banki firstname.lastname@example.org
Dead envious am I. Not only does Dasniya get to go to Sydney next week and teach at Xplore, then she gets to go north to the delightful Ms. V’s farm, whom I haven’t seen since breakfast before airport when I departed from the land downunder, to have another workshop – which Ms. V. is doing an excellent job of organising. Australian beaches, sun, bush, yoga and shibari. Oh wait! I’m in Berlin! We have -7º and snow!
So, to be clear then, Dasniya will be teaching Yoga & Shibari in Lismore NSW, commencing exactly two weeks from today. Here’s all the details:
Yoga & Shibari – Lismore NSW, April 5th-7th
Beginning on the evening of Friday April 5th and going through to Sunday April 7th, Dasniya will work with participants on a number of areas, these are to be confirmed, depending on the skills level and interest areas of participants:
- Yoga + Shibari
- Basic knot technique and harnesses for beginners
- Bondage in nature/outdoor suspension
There will be a field trip on Sunday to work in the outdoors. Be prepared to get wet/muddy
Dates & Times:
- Friday 5th April, 6pm-11pm
- Saturday 6th, 12-8pm
- Sunday 7th, 12-8pm
$200 for the entire workshop.
$140 for 2 days
Non-refundable $100 deposit required to secure your place
Workshop cost includes Performance Night (which you will participate in if you wish) which includes local performers, artists and musicians.
Wardell Rd & Taylor St
Detailed directions will be sent to all participants
02 66882339 or 0435925245 (call or SMS)
If you are coming from outside of the region, please contact to discuss accommodation options, which may include camping, billetting or commercial options.
To Bring (if you have any of these things):
- yoga mat, blankets, yoga block
- rope if you have it (hemp or other)
- climbing carabiners
- suspension rings
- packed lunch/food to share etc.
- loose clothes (also some working on bare skin if you are comfortable)
Please use the registration form here.
Yoga & Shibari Workshop, Lismore 2013 .pdf