Freya Dooley works with text, moving image, sound and performance to develop monologues and fragmented semi-fictions. Her current research relates to the loss, leakage and leverage of the voice; referencing literature, pop music, film, playback-singing, the sexual politics of soap operas and Greek mythology.
During her Time and Space residency, Freya will be developing ways to expand her use of auto/biographical narratives. Exploring her I’s, we’s, she’s and others, she will develop an ongoing collection of tangential lyrical texts which weave anecdotes, cultural criticism and humour. Freya will be working through practical and technical ways to explore her use of the spoken and recorded voice, towards layered sound works in conjunction with performance.
Freya is based in Cardiff. She is a member of Syllabus III, a UK based peer-led alternative learning programme, jointly delivered from 2017-18 by Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire, Invia, S1 Artspace and New Contemporaries (with support from Fenton Arts Trust and the Arts Council of Wales). Other upcoming projects include the Litmus Commission at Oriel Davies in February 2018. Freya also has a collaborative practice with artist Cinzia Mutigli. They have been making lo-fi performance, sound and publication works, as well as initiating projects and performance events with other artists, since 2013.
Image: Freya Dooley, performance of ‘Just the kind of junk I like’ at The Northern Charter, Newcastle, 2017. Programmed as part of ‘Can I Be Me’ performance event in conjunction with New Contemporaries, BALTIC and Syllabus III. Photo by Frederica Agba.