This is a randomly updated attempt at a Blog. Hey I may actually get into this. Reminds me of journal writing (which I have done since I was seven) 'cept you get to put up photos and be cheeky.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Face to Face with Facebook as I reach out to the Kurdish community
before coming to Edinburgh. Communications are ALL Facebook. From
Facebook pages I message to connect with Kurds in Scotland, to the
international coordination with UK activists via Fbook messenger that
brought 1,500 hits to my site in less than 24 hours, to a meeting with
Kurdish activists in Harvard Square today where the only question about
how to connect with me was - "Tell me your name so I can find you on
Facebook. (Scrolling through phone) Oh I see you - we already have three
friends in common!" It is powerful in ways I never realized before. For
these people who have been repressed and controlled for so long, it is
truly a revolution.
I guess you could say that I am an eclectic artist. I could never decide whether to go into visual arts or theatre so perhaps it is no surprise that my work ends up being in image-based performance. Whether it is storytelling where the image is suspended on words and breath or alternative theatre which is non-narrative and works with the juxtaposition of images, I am fascinated with the realm of the IMAGination...