Thursday, 20 August 2015

Out of Doors - Caerdydd/Cardiff

Coming up at the end of August....
enwi'r gwyllt = naming the wild 
separate blog here

What happens when we name things?
How does it change our experience of those “things”? We see, we learn the name [either by reading or having someone tell us], we write the name and we are back into the visual – a code to translate back into the aural.
How can naming the plants change our experience of a place? How do names of plants affect how we see each different sort of plant? How much can names tell us about plants and their use and what people in the past thought of them?
Part of the life of the plant is made through photosynthesis, some plants are phototoxic or have particular photonastic attributes. Most of the inhabitants [plants, fungi, animals] of this planet are photosensitive; I am particularly so. This inspires me to use light as a basic recording material: camera-less photographic techniques such as cyanotypes and lumen prints.
Collecting plant names in English and the Brythonic languages is an ongoing project.
I lived close to Roath Park in the mid-1980s and the late 1990s.

out of doors

After the event:

Can you write lists in ink pen in the rain? yes. can you make cyanotypes in the rain? yes

cyantotypes made in collaboration with Paul Hetherington

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Rhod at Made in Roath October 2014

enwi'r gwyllt | naming the wild
On September 10th 2014 I looked in the garden for wild plants  [weeds] and named them. I use plants to map my world.
Collecting plant names in English and the Brythonic languages is an ongoing project. Here I speak the English and the Cymraeg.
David Shepherd will work out where the picture labels go in the garden as I will not be able to return in person to the garden for Made in Roath.
I lived close to this road in the mid 1980s and the late 1990s.
Diolch | Thank you: Jacob Whittaker & David Shepherd

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Jane Austen

Colony 14 has arrived

Maura will be showing:
Gweithio gyda | working with Jane Austen
written & spoken word

at: Bookends,
High Street Shopping Arcade Aberteifi/Cardigan SA43 IHJ
From 16th August - 1st September
Bookends is open 9.00 - 5.30 Monday - Saturday.

On the private view night [August 16th from 17,00 at all venues] Bookends will be open through until 19.30 there'll be some Jacob Whittaker master brewer wine available.

Maura proposes reading events - participatory
Saturday 23rd August for elevenses
A LINK to a little snippet of elevenses with Jane
Saturday 30th August at 15.00.
Bookends can sell you a cup of tea or coffee! and if it's not raining we can sit outside...the themes will be philosophy and Jane Austen, Maura will provide books and set up reading rules and see what chance outcomes occur.


Friday, 30 May 2014

Salon de Textes Edition 2

maura hazelden at salon de textes reading

Pride & Prejudice Movement & Letters by Way of Verbs - a reading
Delpha Hudson - curator/organiser - sits with bell in hand to stop me after 10 minutes, I was getting close to the end....


Also showing were Working with Jane Austen Movement: Past, Possible, Present and Mention of Letters [Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Persuasion] and the short version of Pride & Prejudice.
Plus Judith Whitehouse's response to my reading Pride & Prejudice Movement & Letters by Way of Verbs [heard via a recording] and my response to Mark Leahy's "hello" This is a test", more on that HERE

maura hazelden at salon de textes

Link to Salon de Textes Edition 2 April 11th 2014
 a wide range of works - live or in response to spoken word pieces.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

coming up in Spring 2014: two listy things

Salon de Textes, Penzance April 11th
Pride & Prejudice Movement & Letters by Way of Verbs - a reading - see THIS POST

The Language of Lists, Text Festival,  Bury May 2nd - July 9th
Flighty Whispers, a video

flighty whispers
“At a recent work shop on sound symbolism in Atlanta, Georgia, he reported that "wh" words associated with words that describe the production of noises such as "whisper", "whine" or "whirr", and those beginning with "fl" that tend to signal movement in the air, such as "fly" or "flail", also enjoyed this fast track in the brain's processing. Bergen concludes that these may all be forms of sound symbolism.”

Robson, D. (2011, July 16). Kiki or bouba? In search of language's missing link . New Scientist , 30-33

A link to some images from the exhibition - a report and some writing will follow on Flo's blog

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


A guided tour of some of my work, particularly relating to language.
Link to a short biography & statement [with more links to specific exhibitions]

Main archive of work [this blog]

Experiments with language, written and spoken: Chwilio am geiriau

Relating to M.A. Performance Writing: Y lle hwn, yma

from Rhôd 2012: 23 minutes of writing, 7 minutes of reading
another text  recorded live [with its own links to further information.

Fold into the Haptic: work around an essay, that has been reworked and been part of an installation for Colony 13, touch textile text fold | cyffwrdd tecstilau testun plygiadI.  have yet to make a recording of the folded essay.

A sketch for Ysgwydd  which became a surround sound work shown at Y lle hwn yma

there are many links and wanderings possible through my blogs [Lists on my flo blog are a favourite little ongoing project] and Soundcloud

Folding into the Haptic an essay and an essay reduced by folding

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Colony 13

Colony 13 is half way through in Aberteifi/Cardigan, at three venues and some scatterings around the town
guided tours Friday 23rd August – 14:00 Tuesday 27th August – 14:00 open Saturday 24th August – 11:00-19:00 & Monday 26th August – 12:00-17:00

I am showing:

We Community - a written and spoken piece. [recording below]

colony 13 we community



colony 13 touch textile

this includes an essay and a rewriting of a folded essay
it is possible that Flo Fflach will blog on the exhibition as a whole, even if just with random visuals.

A set of images showing more of my work and the work from other people