Questions of lineage have almost always been at stake for people of power. We might like to imagine that the obsession with lineage is not so important in the present day but in the last decade we saw how the wholly spurious ‘birther’ movement, questioning the lineage of president Obama, took hold and shaped American politics in ways we still feel. Lineage still affects us.
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I've been researching nine-men's-morris with a view to making a new work. I've been posting some things on instagram and making videos on my youtube channel. These are all ways of recording my research in a way which will hopefully be interesting to an audience. I've even started a podcast and the first episode is … Continue reading (almost) all my Nine Mens Morris making and thinking over the last couple of months
During lockdown, whilst my current and upcoming projects are suspended, I've been devoting what spare time I have to research. Last year, I presented my work A History of Fate at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, the experience got me thinking about Christopher Marlowe for the first time since my GCSEs. This sparked a fascination … Continue reading OH HELL! (Research/Faustus/Rambling)
I've recently become interested in Board Game Design, perhaps inspired a little from my work with Royal Game of Ur. As a result I've joined a design and playtesting group and begun to work on a couple of games. My kids saw me working on a game and asked to play... but what I was … Continue reading TILE-GAMI – a board game design in process
The project is nearly done and I am happy to have achieved so much with it. There are a couple of things that I'm working on that I was hoping to have completed, but as I have already built a meaningful portfolio of works I am not concerned that these pieces aren't finished yet. After … Continue reading Death Boat update
I travelled to Dover to see a bronze age boat they had on display in the museum. This boat was much larger than the single-occupancy dug out boats I had been researching for the 'more boats' project but is useful to study for one of the development works I'm working on that will be a … Continue reading Research trip to Dover Museum