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.
mood makes in arbitrarily assigned Item: Meal Out Cost: £6.56 Needs: 20% Survival, 30% Safety, 50% Self-actualisation Affect: Good / +6 Notes and now we have an accurate comparison / with as good a meal in the same place same time / but with my mood up / my anxiety low / and here i can feel good / about the food the price the ethics the surrounds / i c […]
instead of endless whips Item: Meal Out Cost: £6.25 Needs: 10% Survival, 20% Safety, 70% Self-actualisation Affect: Good / +4 Notes the utter disjunct / between the horrors i’ve seen and i’m reading about / and the indulgence i’m delighting in / but i don’t feel it / i don’t feel bad about / and more / i don’t want to / and don’t feel bad about not fee […]
the experience i am utterlyItem: Entertainment (Exhibitions)Cost: £3.90Needs:100% Self-actualisation Affect: Good / +6 Notes scale matters here / at the moment of purchase i am trepidatious and uncertain / during the experience i am utterly awed / i try not to include “how much i liked it” too much in these notes and ratings / only a gesture / focussing […]
succeeded in some undefined Item: Entertainment (Music)Cost: £1.56 Needs: 30% Esteem, 70% Self-actualisation Affect: Good / +5 Notes how much is it / oh you can donate two euros i guess / oh ok / so much going on in this exchange / uncertainty and worth and language gaps and possibility / i don’t know what is right and what is expected / so am glad fo […]
heartens me a little Item: Meal Out Cost: £5.70 Needs: 20% Survival, 30% Safety, 50% Self-actualisation Affect: Fair / +3 Notes i am utterly wretched / i was going to write “have made myself utterly wretched” / and then decided not to / because anxiety is both self-made and not / both the result of a thousand decisions and out of your control / in an […]