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Introduction by Siobhan Davies

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Listen to choreographer Siobhan Davies talk about the genesis of the Side by Side project. Side by Side is a residency for two…

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Side by side – first day

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And we emptied our suitcases.

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starting off the process…

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there was a lot of unpacking to be done on our first day. We had both brought a suitcase of things to share,…

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venturing into the workshops…

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part of the process at Farnham will be to introduce Laila to my making processes…I wouldn’t describe these as all being workshop based…

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Unpack

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Layout

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Walk

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boots, gloves and aprons…

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day two went very quickly…along the way we had two wonderful workshop/studio tours. We headed to textiles first and were shown around by…

Helen Carnac. Photo: Gorm Ashurst

Beginnings

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The invitation to work on Side by Side with Siobhan Davies Dance came almost two years ago. At the time I was incredibly…

Laïla Diallo. Photo: Gorm Ashurst

Start point

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This project is a wonderful invitation to look into what I do, how I do it and why. It is a very welcomed…

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our hands…

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Day 3…

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so it was another busy day and really good to have the chance to explore again. Laila and I also spent some time…

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day 4…

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I went back to London last night for the first time… it was slightly strange after being in such a concentrated state. Coming…

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Initial thoughts – Helen

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Laila Diallo

Initial thoughts – Laila

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Helen & Laila in the Metal Workshop

Metal Workshop

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Day 1 visiting the Metal Workshop. Helen & Laila are shown around by Rebecca Skeels.

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off for the weekend…

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there seems to be only one way out…

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First Artists’ Sharing

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Laila & Helen share their experiences from the first week at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham.

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Artists’ Sharing Week 1

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Conversation between Helen Carnac and Laila Diallo, touchs on approaches to making and material, looking at the two mediums of craft and dance…

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traces

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towards week two…

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Week one of Side by Side simply flew by. We got busy making our nest, making a home of our base here in…

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The Textiles Workshop

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Day 2 Visiting the Textiles Workshop Helen & Laila are shown around the workhops by Artist in Residence Nao Fukomoto

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In the Glass Workshop

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Day 2 Visiting the Glass Workshop Hannah Facey shows Helen & Laila around the Glass Workshops.

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In the Ceramics Workshop

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Day 2 Visiting the Ceramics Workshop Magdalene Odundo shows Helen & Laila around the Ceramics Workshop.

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Using Feet in Textiles!

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Nao shows us an interesting technique used in the textiles department for working with wool!

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thinking about what’s left behind…

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We have recycling bins outside our window…so we have a pretty good view about what’s used and what gets thrown away here… We…

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Sketch 2 – Edges of doing

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out in our environment…

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We spent yesterday morning in the textiles department…it was great to be in this micro environment and to find the evidence of printing,…

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things we have found by accident…

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Sketch 19 June – edges of doing

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glass processes…

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reciprolap…

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what a wonderful name for this…I have slowed this down and I think the sound really expresses the process so well…

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walking around watching the..

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shadows…the edges…things passing through…  

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the archivist at work…

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we spent some time in the Bernard Leach archive at the Craft Study Centre, yesterday, watching process, revealing what was left, uncovering, leaving…

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we have seen and done so much…

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i feel like i may burst…I will start to post up some pictures of what we have seen and done over the lat…

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A panoramic stroll

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Duality

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Artists' Sharing week 2

Artists’ Sharing Week 2

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Watch footage from the Artists’ Sharing at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham on Tuesday 22 June 2012, the second week of the residency.

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towards week three

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Ok. So now is time to digest some of the stuff we’ve been doing/seeing/discussing last week, in addition to all that we did…

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In the textiles space

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Glass Blowing

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Time lapse from Helen and Laïla’s visit to the glass blowing workshop.

Unfolding

unfolding

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paper…

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it’s been a wonderful start to week three … there are some great things happening and some lovely serendipity … I am really…

making tuesday

making, tuesday

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resistance…

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the carpet tiles I am kneeling on the imprint they leave on my knees now gone the ones made in paper still there…

Artists' Sharing - week three

Artists’ Sharing Week 3

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Watch footage from the artists’ sharing on 29 June 2012, the final day at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham.

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paper bucket tape…

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I feel it reverberate through me even when i don’t know I am hearing i repeat a sound in unison out of sync…

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a new environment…

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It so good to be back in the project and in this ‘new’ space…it is like breathing new air…feels very invigorating…  

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it’s good to be in London…

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I live in Southwark and so being able to walk to work is a lovely part of the process of being at SDD…seeing…

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i looked again…

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i looked then looked again looked to the floor glanced hid my face refreshed my gaze then saw again…

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Artists’’ Sharing –Week 4

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Watch footage from the first Artists’ Sharing at Siobhan Davies Studios in London, on 20 July 2012.

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Last week – our first in London – was good. The two weeks that bridged the Farnham and London parts of this research…

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Artists’ Public Talk

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Watch footage from the Artists’ Talk at Siobhan Davies Studios on Tuesday 24 July. This was a free event and was open to…

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Artists’’ Sharing – Week 5

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Watch footage from the Artists’ Sharing at Siobhan Davies Studios, London, on 27 July 2012.

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thinking through doing…

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It is hard to imagine that we are soon to begin the final part of this stage of the project. We came into…

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How not to end

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Last week was different. In pace, in energy, in focus. I know the contributing factors giving rise to that were multiple. I wonder…

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fall up out

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Time Lapse: Roof Studio

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Time Lapse: From Above

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Time Lapse by Gorm.

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and then the paper became one…

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Artists' Sharing - Week 6

Artists’’ Sharing – Week 6

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Watch footage from the last Artists’ Sharing at Siobhan Davies Studios, London, on 3 Aug 2012.

Resting Point !

Resting Point

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Complete Blog Posts

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Compilation of all blog posts recorded throughout the residency Helen Carnac and Laila Diallo 12 June 2012 starting off the process… there was…