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.
here with these people and these workers Item: Groceries (Tesco) Cost: £25.55 Needs: 30% Survival, 50% Safety, 20% Self-actualisation Affect: Fair / +1 Notes tescos at nine on a holiday saturday morning / i should feel terrible about being here / this should be the worst of consumer capitalism / being here with these people and these workers at this ti […]
money and a waste of sadness Item: Meal Out (Chop Chop) Cost: £28.30 Needs: 40% Survival, 40% Safety, 20% Self-ActualisationAffect: Bad / -6 Notes something turned sour / this was supposed to be a gleeful indulgence / but it felt too dear / or i felt too lonely / i couldn’t live it / it just felt sad / sad and a waste of money and a waste of sadness / i […]
formed a big warm spot in my Item: Bills (Accommodation) Cost: £798 Needs: 20% Safety, 80% Self-Actualisation Affect: Euphoric / +10 Notes the accommodation budget makes me feel like i have an artistic career / it’s huge to me / and the cottage has formed a big warm spot in my heart / i don’t think about the money the amount i just think about what t […]