Posts Tagged ‘experimental’

working on writing + quincunx + short story by Gar O’dwyer feedback welcome

April 26, 2018

+ quincunx +

Short story by Gar O’Dwyer  [700 words]


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I was tired of working on this piece – stitching a black thread on a stretched canvas – all day small stitches – my latest canvas – I was gonna call this one Quincunx – but now me and Booboo needed to get out of the house – Booboo needs a wee-wee-poo-poo – I had cabin fever – I left the needle in the centre of the canvas – I got up, stretched – so did Booboo – shoes, jacket, scarf, gloves, keys, bag – pooh bag – Booboo harnessed – lock door – pass the shop – Happy Supermarket – outside Mikey is laughing to himself – hello Mikey – hello Theo – hello Booboo – after a quick sniff for food Booboo continues along the road – warehouses coming down – new build glass and steel apartments rising from the ashes of the abandoned industrial estate – to the canal – the long trough of water – maybe once a great lake that had been compressed by urban pressures – we walk along the tarnished silver thread – Booboo behind me straining at the leash fascinated by everything – I imagine dragging her dead around town – I found shouting left, right, left, right, sped her up – for a while at least – until she got the scent of fast food, cat, dog, fox – whatever it was – come on Booboo – up the steep steps of the canal bank – through the wrought iron gate framing an expanse of park – Victoria – less than sublime, still a small thrill however – the flat green, brownish black trees denuded against a sheet of smoky grey sky – it could be the romantic park of a stately home – so many grey days a week – so very few people on those days – I was able to imagine it as my own estate – I, the Lord of the manor – the Duke of Cadogan – master of all I survey – ah! – what is this that doth approach? – but my! – it is one of my attractive game keepers – jogging toward me – everything jogging – calves – thighs – genitals – don’t stare – don’t care – chest – head – hair – I spin around to check his jogging butt – yes – have a sniff – have a lick – wanna fuck? – Booboo understands – one foot in front of the other – what’s my next step? – I repeat – what’s my next step? – stuck on a loop – over n over n over – buffering – I had come to a grinding halt – frozen – I struggle – one foot in front of the other – the dog dragging me back – why bother? – I let the lead fall from my hand – almost immediately full speed she took off – a squirrel – where was my squirrel to chase? – what would one do – you do – the voodoo – so well – if you caught one? Booboo never caught a squizzel – what was my next step? – right – left – I no longer knew – one foot in front of the other – did I look odd? – or was I invisible? – how do I get home from here? – move! – where is she? – Booboo! – help! –– decide! – speak! – were we both now free? – she free from me – me free from she – free – free to do what? – move! – onwards – find – fight – feast – fuck – forget – repeat – five black punctums at the root of the brain – flower of our genes – the rest? – entertainment? – a joke? – it came to me – epiphany – if nothing is what it seems, then nothing it must be – we all prefer a riddle to the truth – we call it wisdom – Booboo? – where are you? – what’s wrong with fighting the absurd with absurdity? –– she returns from the bushes looking confused from her brief state of freedom – trembling – right – left – there you are – the spell is broken – I was back in motion – moving – going to the end – to have a chance of knowing – going through the motions – what else was there? – hope? – that old has been! – got to get to the end – wrong or right – what if? – back on the leash – giddy up – back along the tarnished silver trough – follow the thread through the labyrinth – home – come on – come on – feed Booboo – sit down – once more with my thimble, needle and thread – I complete the last stitches on the five small black holes – maybe the five wounds of Christ on the cross – maybe the five f’s – find – fight – feast – fuck – forget – repeat – the five wounds of life – – – – –


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April 2018

Dalston Ballet, article & photo 4 Inside Hackney, must read guide 2 Hackney community

August 26, 2017


Run away and join the Dalston Ballet


Orange dancer




by Dalston Ballet


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Art and Life, still and moving, words and images…

February 3, 2017


In the studio at night i draw

and paint with pens,

small works on paper.

Work must be done.

Fairy lights and naked bulbs

charm in the dark.

It calms one.

The book is closed.

Lights out, doors locked and on to the cold street.

The wind whips by, past the Lion, across the busy road,

under the railway arch, along the bike path

and through the graveyard

and peace

The bus stop. 253

6 minutes.

Pity the passengers.

It claims one





(from the fruit and veg series)


by the house of o’dwyer

16 x 21 cm unframed



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Off to Athens this wk/end? see @houseofodwyer in @ArtAthina2016 Platform Projects or watch Dalston Ballet Co. nu vid #VideoArt #experimentalMusic #performance

May 27, 2016


If you are in Athens or off there this weekend you can see work from my drawing portrait project at:

Art Athina Platforms projects c/o Lubomirov / Angus Hughes Gallery


ar athina 2016


more here: /




And if not you can watch latest performance music video art from the   Dalston Ballet Company

The Prince

Beware: Strobe and nudity

Music: Rckay Rax

Performer: Miles Coote

Concept / Choreography: house of o’dwyer




video art performance live art experimental The Puppet Mistress by #DalstonBallet with Mika Hockman

April 8, 2016

Dalston Ballet Company

movement, sound and moving image project.

The Puppet Mistress performed by Mika Hockman,


Music: Sepy B

Choreography: house of o’dwyer

Edit: Rckay Rax

A series of performances and films exploring persona, dramaturgy and cinematography.


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and more info here:!video-portraits/cxid



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nxt wednesday @DalstonBallet Company live at Action Pulpeuse 17th Feb @the_betsey London #performanceArt

February 11, 2016

Wednesday 17th Feb 2016 8pm £3

Dalston Ballet Company at Action Pulpeuse 2 London

Join us for an evening of Artist’s Performance

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details here:

The Dalston Ballet Company is a collective of Artists, Performers, Musicians producing work for film and for live performance, exploring ideas around archetype, dramaturgy, narrative, desire and identity, through light, movement and sound.

more about Dalston Ballet Company here:







#DanceOpps looking for dancers for experimental film project.. Isabella dance, trial, test and work in progress. This is not a ballet!

July 10, 2014

Dance and film project update

thanks to Isabella.

Do you dance? Get in touch to be involved with this experimental project.




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