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Practical Essays 2013 (part 2)

Here are a few more images from Saturday’s practical essay performances.  We’ll be uploading a selection from the Sunday performances over the next few days. If you’ve taken any photos (or video) from the weekend, please send a copy our way.


“There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory”

Fusing scientific processes with those of filtrated memory, the altering states of matter, parallel forced cognitive editing, deletion and repair when one simply finds the need to re-narrate their own past.

Are our ‘memories’ really as we remember them, or are they simply a re-magination of our sub-conscious desires; encoded, stored and retrieved as simply as manipulated states?

Cast List:
Jennifer Smith
Emma Reidy
Cordi Morrison
Chloe Davies

Tess Schofield


One Woman and One Man. The complete and utter natural normality of your average hetero pregnant couple.

Performed by Georgia Greenfield as Sarah, Mark Pollock as Russell and assisted by Shannon Mahanty (Lighting and Sound Technician).


The Artist reflects: Was creation possible in a world that had seen it all before?

Barnaby Callaby – Rachael Newton – Mark Pollock
Shannon Mahanty – Alex Leece – Chloe Davies


“Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and  recoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.” – Ismail Haniyeh

Jess Kearney
Ness Grasse
Alice Bowring

Astrid Ferguson


“If prison is anything like what I went through here, I don’t know how it could help anyone” – Prisoner 4325 of ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’, 1971

Tess Schofield
Ness Grasse
Katie Wall
Sarah Leach