bricolagekitchen (aka Gillian Whiteley) brings together art, politics and multi-media improvisation
As artist-improviser (working with performative drawing, voice, piano, piano accordion, harmonium, melodica, pixiephone, hurdy-gurdy, violin, viola, shruti-box and various objects) I practise across creative-critical boundaries in various collaborations with others for example, in [the gathering…the chewing], 50:50 Blank Canvas Octet online, Alchemy/Schmalchemy, Les Petroleuses , [J]a[B]a[W].
I am a founder member of the Sheffield-based anti-choir Juxtavoices (as featured on Radio 3 Late Junction, in a live improvisation session at Maida Vale studios with Matmos and their washing machines.)
I am Honorary Fellow in Art History and Visual Culture at Loughborough University. Interests include historical and contemporary theories and practices of creative dissent, ludic protest, art activism, bricolage and detritus and cultural practices and production within socio-political contexts.
With members of the Politicized Practice Research Group, Anarchist Research Group and Theatre and Performance Research Groups at Loughborough University, I am working on collaborative projects around Re-imagining Citizenship and Art Activism and Political Violence .
I am co-organiser of RadicalArt-RadicalAesthetics (with Jane Tormey) and commissioning editor of our RaRa book series. After working many years on a project about art and the pamphlet, it culminated in a publication, Art, Politics and the Pamphleteer, in collaboration with Little Riot Press.
Also see my webpage on academia