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.
part of have is want and what Item: Travel Cost: £16.60 Needs: 50% Love/belonging, 50% Self-Actualisation Affect: Good / +4 Notes sometimes after a hike / you have to get the bus back exactly the way you just hiked / a journey and a purchase that expose some essential absurdities of the ethics and the language / a hike is a walk you don’t “have” to […]
and the experience is just Item: Snack Cost: c£4.60 Needs: 10% Safety, 30% Love/belonging, 60% Self-Actualisation Affect: Good / +4 Notes again the performance of the idea / i have macaroni pies on the brain / and tablet is traditional / and i’m supposed to eat fruit / so it happens neatly / and the experience is just right / the food itself is rubbis […]
the same questions again Item: Drink (Beer / Tea) Cost: £4.60 Needs: 100% Self-Actualisation Affect: Good / +4 Notes the same questions again / the walk is wonderful / the beer refreshing / but it’s not the best beer / and the pub’s awful music is awful loud / i could say / i am disappointed by the lack of perfection / or i could say / the flaws the […]
is nothing more than a series Item: Meal Out (Pub) Cost: £20 Needs: 10% Survival, 10% Safety, 20% Love/belonging, 60% Self-Actualisation Affect: Good / +4 Notes again the feeling / of what began as a complex agential decision / bedding into routine / beer and pub dinner after we walk / it is “what happens” / and so the feeling is measured less again […]
didn’t think about whether or not Item: Holiday / Accommodation Cost: £35 Needs: 20% Safety, 50% Love/belonging, 30% Self-Actualisation Affect: Euphoric / +10 Notes it is perfect / i needed it / i wanted it / i didn’t even think about whether or not it was “indulgent” or “middle class” or “expensive” / i didn’t think about whether or not it was good v […]