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.
heart dropping through the supermarket Item: Groceries (Tesco / Lidl) Cost: £18.70 Needs: 20% Survival, 40% Safety, 20% Love/belonging, 10% Esteem, 10% Self-actualisation Affect: Bad / -6 Notes i panic / heart dropping through the supermarket floor / they ask / is it like this every time you do this? / sometimes i say / often / my hand is held / it nee […]
doing politics in strange ways Item: Balloons! / ?????Cost: £18Needs: 10% Safety, 20% Love/belonging, 20% Esteem, 50% Self-actualisation Affect: Excellent / +7 Notes what to call this? / i am buying balloons for art / ha ha / this is my business and also my self / i am playing a game / making something / caring for a new friend / doing politics in strang […]
want all days to be golden Item: Travel (Bus) Cost: £16.20Needs: 10% Safety, 20% Love/belonging, 20% Esteem, 50% Self-actualisation Affect: Good / +5 Notes i am travelling for work / when work is art / sometimes travelling is a drag / and sometimes it brings utter joy and pleasure / there was nervousness and hope / i cast six hours on the bus as a chanc […]
for once in one shop i hit Item: Groceries (Real foods) Cost: £20.86 Needs: 10% Survival, 50% Safety, 10% Esteem, 30% Self-actualisation Affect: Good / +4 Notes i am planning and preparing and making delicious things happen / i feel both sensible and frivolous / but self-caring and frugal when needed / both healthy and indulgent / for once in one s […]
everything will transform into stamplessness Item: Bills (Postage) Cost: £3.72 Needs: 20% Safety, 20% Love/belonging, 30% Esteem, 30% Self-actualisation Affect: Fair / +2 Notes constantly shifting and grappling / as to how to characterise “postage” / is it “household” or “business” or “bills” / i have let the “business” category wane / as i realise my […]