19 / 08 / 15 return of the unexpected

Last week – on the 11th August – an unexploded 2nd World War bomb was found around the corner from the Phytology site in Temple Street. It was found in a basement, and due to the size of it, was tricky for the military bomb disposal team to remove. “We can’t just carry it out […]

17 / 08 / 15 One Thousand Leaves – Phytology

My ‘induction’ to the phytology site was a few Saturday’s ago now and this week is my first week of residency. Looking back at my notes before I cycle over to the site, these are the things that speak to me: The soil is contaminated with lead and petroleum because of the fly-tipping that happened […]

12 / 08 / 15 Rambles 1 in Edinburgh

Rambles 1, (part of Rambles with Nature, a collaboration with Sheila Ghelani and Becky Edmunds) is part of Forest Fringe in Edinburgh, from 17th August for two weeks. For more info see here.

10/08/15 VOICED, Phytology

I’m really delighted to have been selected for one of five commissions for VOICED a writing project instigated by artists Lucia Montero and Duncan Robertson as part of Phytology. Phytology, (an old word for botany) produced by Nomad, is an inter-discplinary project based on a disused piece of land in Bethnal Green which has been […]

Foundling Museum residency

My research residency at the Foundling Museum resulted in a limited edition series of postcards and a talk on the 25th March, 2014, with contributions from writer Deborah Levy. FM1 FM2 FM4 (Click on number to view postcard front and back) Extract from talk: Two pictures on a wall – Begin with a gesture. Where […]

26 /09/ 14 Festival of Thrift

Einstein and the Honey Bee will screen at the Festival of Thrift in Darlington on the 27th and 28th September, 2014! http://www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/

25 /09/14 Some Patterns Of Current

            straybird have been invited by Richmond Borough Arts Service to be artists-in-residence at Hampton Library, London, as part of the Dance In Libraries project. Funded by Arts Council England, Dance in Libraries is a 2-year project which seeks to research and reframe library spaces through creative dialogue between dance […]

25/09/14 Artist Talk at Torre Abbey

Dialogues With People and Places                     “Everything we do is done by invitation. That invitation comes from oneself or from another person.” John Cage Artist and filmmaker Lucy Cash shares some work from her recent practice and considers strategies for making and collaborating in different kinds […]

24 / 1 / 14 In all its glory

Continuing my series of small interventions in the museum, I want to investigate a state of seeing which might be a little closer to a sense of touch and which shifts the regular distance that we maintain between ourselves and what we’re looking at. Working with a variety of the museum’s visitors on a mid-week […]

17 / 01 / 14 Seeing what’s there

How long does it take to really ‘see’ something? This is a question that I continually ask myself. And this sense of ‘seeing’ is very different from only using the eyes to investigate something – it also involves listening and maybe even smell and touch. I could say to myself, ‘well don’t I really mean […]

15 / 1 / 14 Banished Hands

I’m still catching up on processing the different directions my research has taken me in so far. Whilst part of my brain is dealing with that, here is some writing about a small intervention I carried out in the Museum on two occasions  before Christmas. These encounters form part of an ongoing element of my […]

20 / 12 / 13 A Kind of Map

This is a map I drew a couple of weeks back – it doesn’t begin to contain all of the layers of thinking, but it has some directions!      

5/10/13 Some Attempts To Order Force, Edition 1

An installation of writing, alongside new and found images for Dance Umbrella, 2013.   Some Attempts To Order Force begins an exploration of what movement research and practice might have to offer in terms of thinking about the world around us. This edition includes a contribution by Karen Christopher, ‘Leaves rustle, wind vanes begin to […]

6 /11/13 The Hand Knows…

In his book, Lines: A Brief History, Tim Ingold describes the traditional process of learning to write Chinese characters. Before putting pen on paper, children learn to follow the shape of each element of a character, using their hand to move through the shape, rather than learning it as an image. As they repeat these […]

28/10/13 Winding The Clocks

My research at the museum of childhood has various different strands. Like some kind of earthworm, I’m attempting to begin burrowing through the soil of over 200 years of archived history at the London Metropolitan Archives, whilst in my non-earthworm persona I’m approaching the museum from the present, from what’s contemporary about the many subjects […]

10/10/13 The Foundling Museum – artist in residence

Between Autumn 2013 and Spring 2014, Lucy has a research residency at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London. The Foundling Museum, commemorates the history of the Foundling Hospital – a charity set up in the 18oo’s to house and look after children as well as special collections relating to the composer Handel and paintings […]

1/09/13 Performance and The Social

Lucy was invited by Gillie Kleiman / A Lyrical Dance Concert to contribute a response to the question, ‘What is the relation between performance and the social?’ See her photo collage response here: http://alyricaldanceconcert.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/lucy-cash/