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Intimacy

Intimacy is incredible but also challenging. We can sometimes feel we are not doing it right or measuring up. Often we are navigating intimacy in the only ways we can or know how, but that doesn’t always feel enough or allowed. With intimacy often comes vulnerability and insecurity. It can evoke confusion, scary and painful […]

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TIMESLIP – Michael Lacey

TIMESLIP – Michael Lacey

TIMESLIP For the last few years, I’ve been producing collages that explore the ruins of a dead civilisation – desolate, dilapidated buildings and machinery, littering a coastal landscape of overgrown plants, dead trees and hungry birds. It’s an imaginary world that reflects my own interests, anxieties, and aesthetic preferences; constructed out of a huge folder […]

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ISOLATION

ISOLATION

My Remote Residency awarded by Metal in February 2021 is to research and further explore the impact of social isolation from the Covid-19 lockdowns, on the mental and physical health of the elderly. I am a freelance photographer, however after caring for my mother for a few years I also took up caring for the […]

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Making Art in a Pandemic – Amber Akaunu

Making Art in a Pandemic – Amber Akaunu

In this blog artist and filmmaker Amber Akaunu, one of our recipients of the Remote Residencies programme, reflects on her time during lockdown There’s no doubt that this year has brought around so many challenges for most of us that we could have never ever predicted. However, a tiny bit of relief throughout this chaotic […]

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‘It Takes A Village…’ by Aisha Zia

‘It Takes A Village…’ by Aisha Zia

My photo journalistic experience led me to a unique approach in making theatre; heavily researched and based on interviews with real people dealing with real issues. Whilst back in Peterborough in 2019, I was commissioned by Good Chance Theatre to work on a new show about masculinity and vulnerability working with British Muslim men. A […]

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Dr. Endosymbioticlove OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Climate Crisis

Dr. Endosymbioticlove OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Climate Crisis

Ahead of Future Network Shorts #4 Hwa Young Jung brings artists and scientists together to talk about coexistence during a time of climate crisis: Endosymbiotic Love Calendar brings performance artists & scientists working together to embody a microorganism for every month of 2021. This art + science collaboration delves into the (renewed public awareness of […]

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What I Leave Behind I Bring With Me

What I Leave Behind I Bring With Me Photo Credit: Adam Sloan Liverpool based sound artist Laura Campbell has started a new podcast titled “What I Leave Behind I Bring With Me,” available to stream on Apple Podcasts. Here Laura talks more about her experiences during lockdown. Walking and recording became a daily activity during […]

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Marjorie Morgan “More than One Woman”

The Story of Carmen from Metal Liverpool on Vimeo. Marjorie Morgan is a Liverpool based playwright, director and producer developing The Story of Carmen as part of Metal’s Remote Residencies programme. The radio play will be available soon, please watch the trailer above and read a short piece of writing by Marjorie on her research […]

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What words are you wearing? – Charley Genever

Why do we wear words on our clothing? My favourite forms of self-expression are words and fashion. So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about where the two intersect, starting specifically with slogan tees. As a kid I haaaated anything with writing on it unless it was a band t-shirt or a brand name I […]

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#Quaranzine by Leah Jones and Jade French

#Quaranzine. Self-advocates in Lockdown. Read #Quaranzine here During their Remote Residency with Metal curator Leah Jones and researcher Jade French created a digital zine titled #Quaranzine: self-advocates in lockdown. In this blogpost Leah and Jade reflect on their experience of making the zine while under lockdown. Hello reader, it’s Leah and Jade. Can you believe […]

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Working with Terracotta clay

Working with Terracotta clay

I experimented the use of terracotta clay as art material. This is a new approach in my art practice. I enjoy the feel of clay in my hands,  smeared the damp clay with hands,  on different surfaces. I also painted a thin layer of clay into my sketchbook, making gestural marks. The patterns on top […]

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