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.
Third Quarter Report: Everything I Bought and How It Made Me Feel is a crapshoot a sloppy parody of open data an adventure into inconsistency a microphone held up to late capitalist neurosis a miserable chore a creaking machine a broken record a learning curve a drawn out defiance of self and supermarket a series of appalling accidents a laugh a minute a sho […]
what i think is conventional Item: Drink (Wine) / Snack Cost: £14.17Needs: 50% Love/belonging, 50% Self-actualisation Affect: Fair / +1 Notes it is an easy job / i want something “decent” / but i want to keep up some semblance of “vegan” however failed / and i know nothing about wine / so i get the co-ops most expensive own-brand fairtrade / and while t […]
seem to find a groove Item: Health (Lidl) Cost: £1.59 Needs: 100% Safety Affect: Poor / -3 Notes it has become an occasional running joke for this blog / i genuinely don’t know how to buy toilet roll / and every time i do i gaze blankly at the options for at least five minutes / and i never seem to find a groove / this time i need a small pack only / bu […]
more tools to know what Item: Drink (Beer) Cost: £15.30 Needs: 50% Love/belonging, 50% Self-actualisation Affect: Good / +4 Notes pleasure and quality and indulgence and escape / some days how to shop seems so clear / i know what i want to spend and buy and enjoy / i know that for tonight and a couple of nights a good beer will be so welcome / and that […]
the world that most reliably gives Item: Groceries (Real Foods) Cost: £17.24 Needs: 10% Survival, 20% Safety, 50% Love/belonging, 20% Self-actualisation Affect: Excellent / +7 Notes a feast / an experiment / a decision to do something really nice and exciting and pleasurable / it takes an expense to make that happen / but truly making good food seems t […]