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Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She has 8 published books since 2002; has taken on performance roles at The Young Vic, the Royal Festival Hall, and around Europe; undertaken a poetry tour; won a poetry award from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion; directed two plays and several TV films; and performed spoken word at City Hall and Oxford University.

HOUSEKEEPING AND LAUGHING AT DETTOL

23 November 2008

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I know the you are not meant to mix your meds with alcohol, but on friday it was the end of intense week of editing at uni, and I thought 'fuck it', and I had a drink. One drink, and only one drink. And all hell broke loose. I started making sexually inappropriate comments to people in my class, and as I am bisexual, I alienated everybody. I even tried to flirt with myself in a mirror. Oh, it was terrible. Then I went home and saw a dettol commercial on tv, and couldn't stop laughing at the...

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TURNING DOLLY INTO A PILLAR OF SALT

11 November 2008

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Hey Michelle, that is a great idea to ask people for their meds, I am sure lots of people would be happy to donate their meds! My idea for the sculpture was to make it lifesize but have a hole where the brain should be and have a hole where the heart should be, because I know a lot of us feel that's what meds do to us sometimes. I was going to then take the sculpture out into the rain and watch it melt away, leaving the real me behind. People, how many psychiatric meds do you think it will...

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I am an anti-normal fundamentalist

8 November 2008

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I have just realised I am an anti-normal fundamentalist. But don't worry, I am not into violence and destruction - the normal world is doing that to itself. But I do think normalisation is a very dangerous process. And should it be a thing to aspire to? If you think so, tell me why? Because I'd rather have on my tombstone:' this person flew, this person didn't want to be in a box, this person did all the things she wasn't supposed to. She wasn't accepted but she created her own world.' Rather...

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Watch these docus about gay murders in Iraq

5 November 2008

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Hello people, there is a couple of documentaries on Youtube that talk about the sexual cleansing policy of fundamental Islamic death squads in Iraq, who go out to hunt and kill gays and transgendered people. I was happy and lucky enough to help out with this film project. Please spread the word about this if you can. It can be seen at: "part 1" and "part 2"

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LUX AT WORK

1 November 2008

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Bunny Chaos

Hello there Bol, DAO has the honour and privilege of exhibiting Lux's work. This is a world premiere!

The following images show Lux creating the work 'Bunny Chaos'. As you can see from the 2nd pic she works at manic speed.

She quickly went on to her second work, which was to stuff her toy between my legs. I don't think I like this art piece.

WHO THINKS, LUX, MY SCULPTOR DOG, SHOULD HAVE HER OWN BLOG ON DAO?

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1 November 2008

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A blur of doginess

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1 November 2008

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Human being humiliated by cute dog

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1 November 2008

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LUX - THE SCULPTOR DOG

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