Harry Giles, a performer-maker, poet, and general doer of things.
Where should I go?
Click on the About page to find out more about who I am and what I do, or the Gigs, Shows &c page for professional credits, or the Upcoming Events page for where you can find me soon. Read the blog to the left to look at what I've been thinking about recently; browse it and my sites to the right. Below are updates from my year-long project Everything I Bought And How It Made Me Feel.
What is Harry up to?
Harry makes art about how it feels to live under capitalism, and writes poetry in Scots and English. Currently he is working on the performance projects "What We Owe" and "I Want to Blow Up the Palace of Holyroodhouse". He is also co-organising Inky Fingers, a spoken word event series; co-curating ANATOMY, a quarterly night of experimental performance; and reviewing poetry for Sidekick Books and Sabotage.
aye smug and good about being Item: Entertainment (Books) Cost: £7.99 Needs: 100% Self-actualisation Affect: Excellent / +9 Notes i really wanted this book / it felt just right / it felt needed / but it’s out of print and nobody stocks it / it took me two hours to track down one available copy in edinburgh / phoning bookshops checking libraries raising […]
empty trapezoidal boxes and corn starch Item: Meal Out (M&S) Cost: £7.83 Needs: 30% Survival, 70% Safety Affect: Poor / -3 Notes more have to than want to / maybe i’m buying time / with more preparation / with more time caring for myself / maybe i could stir up salads at home / maybe i’m buying not having to think about it again / i don’t even like […]
together and i’m not looking out Item: Travel (Trains)Cost: £67.20Needs: 30% Safety, 50% Esteem, 20% Self-actualisation Affect: Poor / -1 Notes i know i’m overdoing it / the worry isn’t cash / it’s on expenses / it’s that expenses are sending me up and down and round and round the country / the trains are blurring together and i’m not looking out the win […]
and then they hit me Item: Bills (Phone) Cost: £37.93 Needs: 30% Safety, 30% Love/belonging, 20% Esteem, 20% Self-actualisation Affect: Awful / -9 Notes shit shit shit / a half dozen phone calls over my minutes and they hit me with this / no warning / and i didn’t notice didn’t check / it’s my fault / it’s their fault / this racket appalls me / i want […]
some of the food might not be poision Item: Groceries (M&S) Cost: £17.41 Needs: 20% Survival, 40% Safety, 40% Love/belonging Affect: Fair / +3 Notes what keeps pulling me back / the branding? / the class comfort? / the store aesthetics? / the vague sense that it’s the best of a bad bunch? / that some of the food might not be poision? / my hatred […]