Navigating Sentient Performativities Symposium Part Four: A Poem

Navigating Sentient Performativities Part Four: A Poem Anticipating Connection and Negotiating Community I arrived at the spot after my earlier recce at 9.40. I arrived after ‘crawling’ and ‘slow walking’ on the TV in studios six and one respectively. I arrived at 11.20 Or thereabouts.   I sat on the steps. I waited.   Kristina gave me a ‘past its …

Beech Tree branches in undergrowth

Navigating Sentient Performativities Symposium Part One

Navigating Sentient Performativities Symposium Dartington Hall June 2022 (Part One).[1] I didn’t expect to be accepted to participate in this. I was pleasantly surprised by the ‘Yes’ to my presentation Disrupted Meadow and additionally thrilled to be asked to be on the Nature Speaking Nature Writing Panel[2] led by Triarchy Press. Will I get it together for the symposium? Back …

Disrupted Meadow – Strata June 2021

Disrupted Meadow – Strata June 2021 I am in Charmouth again, on Stonebarrow, again, and it is around the time Matt Hancock gets into a bit of bother. Life is like a meadow and it can get disrupted. Careers get disrupted. Journeys get disrupted. A death is disruptive. I begin my presentation with a poem: Sky is Meadow I am …

Little Blue Man: Introduction, Sources and Stimulus

Having reflected on the process of making Little Blue Man in the re-edits (2021), I offer here two additional films that explore source and stimulus from 1996 through 2011 and 2015.  I offer here drawings from my notebook, photographs from family archives, photographic explorations in the landscape and an interview I did for radio on ‘My Sister, My Angel’.  Having …

Little Blue Man: Gate Seven

It’s Father’s Day.  This is my seventh post in honour of my dad’s 90th Year.  We lost him when he was 78.  It takes a long time to process losing a loved one. I have posted 7 short films in honour of his life taken from the work I did on ‘Little Blue Man’ – an homage to Dad.  I …

Little Blue Man: Gate SIx

This year Terence Roy Waterfield would have been 90.  We lost him when he was 78.  It takes a long time to process losing a loved one. I am making seven posts between my dad’s birthday and Father’s day. This is the sixth post in the series. Gate Six: Work, Play, Family.  Gate Six is about Dad the painter and …