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14th January 2020.
Researching movement, dance, 
dolls, limbs & marionettes.

Hannah Höch with one of her Dada dolls, c. 1925, courtesy Berlinische Galerie.
Hands of the Puppeteer, Mexico City, 1929
Tina Modotti
OLIVIER JOSEPH COOMANS, THE OLD DOLL, 1882.
Francesca Woodman, Untitled (contact sheet), 1976.

He informed me that I must not suppose that every single limb, during the various movements of the dance, was placed and controlled by the puppeteer. Each movement, he said, will have a center of gravity; it would suffice to direct this crucial point to the inside of the figure. The limbs that function as nothing more than a pendulum, swinging freely, will follow the movement in their own fashion without anyone’s aid.

 Heinrich von Kleist, “On the Marionette Theater” in The Drama Review 16, no. 3 (September 1972): 22.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019. Fabulous day at The Society of Women Artists 158th Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London, SW1. ‘Symbolic Invalidation’ on the wall surrounded by so many talented artists.

Symbolic Invalidation On the wall
Symbolic Invalidation On the wall ii
SWA 2019 @ Mall Galleries collage
outside Mall Galleries
symbolic invalidation
This little birdie is happy to 
announce that my submission 
'the living flower' 
has been accepted for the
ONCA Gallery 
Hope Exhibition.
the living flower i

The Living Flower, 2019 Chenille L’Oiseau

I am a happy little birdie to have 
my work 'Symbolic Invalidation' 
accepted for 
The Society of Women Artists 
158th Annual Exhibition 
at The Mall Galleries,
London, SW1.