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.
can’t work out how best Item: Meal Out (Jordan Valley) Cost: £4.90 Needs: 70% Survival, 30% Safety Affect: Bad / -4 Notes i keep forgetting to eat / i keep trying to plan to eat in a way that will make me “feel good” and failing / the plan gets disrupted / i get hung up on a thought / i get stuck in work / my concentration starts going and i can’t work […]
a ritual with no real Item: Drinks (Caffeinated) Cost: £8 Needs: 100% Esteem Affect: Poor / -3 Notes i’m feeling guilty and self-conscious and i’m trying to be a good host / so i do a drinks run / i know they’ll be poor / i know the waste and disposables are on my conscience / i know this is a ritual with no real content / that no one is that much bet […]
back to nobodaddy as anything Item: Bills (Council Tax) Cost: £85 Needs: 100% Safety Affect: Bad / -6 Notes i just want the taxman to leave me alone / this was from three years ago / stupid bits of paper chasing after me and my friends / i’m just glad this time it isn’t me figuring out the numbers / i cough up as quick and as much as i can so it’s […]
there is no stability in purchase Item: Postage (Business) Cost: £2.56 Needs: 50% Safety, 50% Self-actualisation Affect: Neutral / 0 Notes so many different types of spending / spending on a pre-defined expenses budget / spending speculatively in order to gain more work / buying something for someone else and getting paid back later / someone paying me […]
and whether i deserved softness Item: Groceries (Lidl) Cost: £6.32 Needs: 50% Safety, 50% Self-actualisation Affect: Bad / -4 Notes i hovered in front of the toilet roll paralysed / unable to decide what paper to get / or how to make the decision / i thought about cost efficiency / i thought about softness and hardness and which i preferred / and whe […]