Responses

Dear Alan, Thanks for your Task 31– You don’t say. Here is my response.   Pregnant body                        tick Sri Lanka                                  tick Islamophobia                          tick Danish politics                        tick Donald Trump                         tick Climate change                       tick Lisa                                          tick Aging                                       semitick Crisis in Ashtanga Yoga           TICK Brexit                                      semitick Family income                        no tick  ...

Dear Marie, Thanks a bunch of chocolate eggs for this task. Yes, I took Karen Barad’s famous book Meeting the Universe Halfway (2007) on holidays to the Danish island of Fur a couple of summers ago. It did certainly stir my sun-warmed mental molecules, though I had no way, as someone...

Dear Alan, Thanks for Task 29 – A High-Frequency Ritual, in which you invite me to interrogate the question of the ultrasound of our baby in relation to my body’s knowledge of the pregnancy. I’m excited about this task, it has fired up thoughts and reflections and I feel an...

1. Poor/Scholar You write: ‘You spent some of your youth poor in London: think about the contrast between the you then and the salaried academic who visits now.’ (I paraphrase.)     2. The Task To spend some days in London investigating the impact of my ‘working-class’ background. Why this...

Dear Alan, Thanks for task 27 – Don’t You Wonder Sometimes in which you ask me to respond to your videoessay in-progress. It was a stimulating and intriguing task to consider, I only found myself resisting it because, admittedly, I do not quite follow your excitement for the film Inherent...

Dear Marie, I’m glad you returned in this task to the question of how we each differently think about art. In this task, I was asked to: Consider what is ‘embodiment’ in your work and reflect on what it means to you as an academic to include your physicality/body into...

Dear Alan, Thanks for your Task 25 – Benspænd or Proust and apologies for the late response to this, which was due to illness and general family fatigue. You asked me to select between two tasks: 1) Make an object that has the exact structure/shape of the song ‘A Hard...

Dear Marie, Thank you for Task 24. Here’s the requested scrapbook of our family skiing holiday in Norway, overdue but still undercooked because I caught the same cold our daughter Lisa got on holiday. Enjoy! Alan   To be white is to be Nordic; to be Nordic is to be...

Dear Alan, Thanks for your task and the opportunity to invite you to be my performer-puppet! My response to the task will be reflections in note form on the session we did together illustrated by some frame grabs from the video I shot to document the work.      ...

Dear Marie, I enjoyed this task because it felt like I was making progress towards defining my own poetics and towards imagining how they (and I) might work in relation to your own concerns and poetics. You set me a task to build on the work you did for Response...