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.
i am eating i am thinking Item: Meal Out Cost: £6.70 Needs: 20% Survival, 40% Safety, 40% Self-actualisationAffect: Fair / +3 Notes all the while i am eating i am thinking / “is it good value” and “is it good” / i spend so much time while eating fretting over quality and price / that i find it hard to pay attention to the food / i try to practice savour […]
waiting in the queue i decide Item: Health / Snack Cost: £3.77Needs: 10% Survival, 70% Safety, 20% Self-actualisationAffect: Poor / -3 Notes only now do i see the irony of the joint purchase / doing and undoing together / building and destroying together / self-care and self-disgust together / anyway / i pop into the little supermarket because i forgot […]
see and grab something Item: Meal Out Cost: £5Needs: 40% Survival, 50% Safety, 10% Self-actualisationAffect: Bad / -5 Notes it’s good and all / but bloody pricey / and i seem to have abandoned veganish for a time / i don’t like anything about this apart from the burst of healthy flavours / and i’m in the situation because i didn’t plan a lunch / i just t […]
to weight the time against Item: Meal Out Cost: £3.50 Needs: 30% Survival, 50% Safety, 10% Self-actualisationAffect: Fair / +3 Notes we have been offered a very good deal / but it means waiting late for breakfast / so i let my stomach get super grumbly / and end up wolfing it / i feel fine about this / and good about the breakfast / but bad about the d […]
the small was actually huge Item: Meal Out (Chippy)Cost: £5Needs: 30% Survival, 40% Safety, 30% Self-actualisationAffect: Good / -4 Notes so i wanted a cheap greasy packet of food / was looking forward to it for hours / when i bought it i thought / ooh that’s a bit steep / and for a small / but it turned out the small was actually huge / and the food was […]