8th September 2009


So, we have started the research stage of our new show Make Better Please. We have started to interview people who have some connection with the Bristol Old Vic, or live/work nearby. On Monday we met someone who has an incredible knowledge of the history of BOV and told us ghost stories that would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Looking forward to meeting and talking to more people as this unfolds... 

Posted by Jess: 8th September 2009

5th August 2009

Love Letters video trailer

Posted by Paul: 5th August 2009
Tags: Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

27th July 2009

Guests on Facebook

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Posted by Paul: 27th July 2009

27th July 2009

Performing the Archive

Paul Clarke is currently Research Fellow on the project 'Performing the Archive: the future of the past', hosted by University of Bristol's Live Art Archives and Arnolfini. As part of this project he has performed a number of solo speech acts and carried-out enactments in galleries with The Performance Re-enactment Society. Research in progress, performance actions and texts are documented on a Wiki on Project Arnolfini. Most recently he has presented as part of Lin Hixson, Matthew Goulish and Mark Jeffery's 'Abandoned Practices', Summer Institute at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was a visiting scholar. He also showed at OPA 0.2 (on performance art) Re-Think/ Re-use/ Re-make, at Art-Athina, Athens, in May. The performance texts from both of these works, documentation of presentations programmed, research writings and info on future events are all available on the project wiki.

Posted by Paul: 27th July 2009
Tags: Art

26th July 2009

Delicious links

I'm collecting some links and references that we're using for our research towards Make Better Please on my Delicious page here. This makes part of our thinking around this new work public. Feel free to browse, get a sense of some of our current interests and imagine what the event inspired by them might be like:

For example I discovered this:

In 1953 Marcel Duchamp made an artwork titled “A Guest + A Host = A Ghost”. The mysterious phrase was inscribed on the tinfoil wrappers of sweets that were handed out during an opening in Paris. Etymologically “guest” and “host” go back to the same roots. The Middle English (h)oste meant both “guest” and “host”. It also meant “stranger, alien” and it is only a small step from there to “ghost”, to the disembodied spirit, the shadowy or evanescent form wandering among the living like an uninvited guest. (

Posted by Paul: 26th July 2009
Tags: Make Better Please

21st July 2009


We will be uploading trailers and videos of our work to our YouTube channel. Find us at

Posted by Christina: 21st July 2009

21st July 2009

New Website

We hope you like our new website. Thanks to Graeme Swinton of Studio GS for all his great work on it. Do let us know if you have any comments:

Posted by Christina: 21st July 2009
Tags: Latest

21st July 2009


We've just returned from Latitude where we did two performances of Love Letters Straight From Your Heart. Thanks to all who attended and submitted dedications. If you queued and couldn't get in, we're very sorry - please do try again in Edinburgh.

Our ears are still ringing from Nick Cave. Other highlights included Fever Ray, Look Left Look Right's Caravan and Hofesh Shechter's piece as part of the Sadler's Wells triple bill.

Posted by Christina: 21st July 2009
Tags: Love Letters Straight From Your Heart