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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.

Dolly Sen does 4thought

26 July 2012

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Dolly Sen on 4thought

 Here is my itty-bitty contribution to Channel 4 Goes Mad season. 4Thought asked the question: 'What is Madness?' I could have talked for hours on the subject, but if fact the producer didn't want me to answer it but tell my story in a minute and a half. I would have liked longer to qualify some of what I said, but here it is www.4thought.tv/themes/what-is-madness/dolly-sen. What has been interesting about the 4thought this week, when it poses that question is the debate it has...

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Cheap paint creationism

24 July 2012

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Cheap Paint Nude by Dolly Sen

 Was cleaning out some of my room yesterday, and found the remnants of some cheap paint, so I quickly created a painting of a nude, a 99p store nude. The painting is unfinished as I ran out of paint. And I think as human being, there is something not finished, or completed about us, which causes so much pain, but so much beauty too.  As an agnostic, I don't know if there is a God who created me out of the 99p store version of genetics, or if I am solely the product of my parents'...

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Unwanted Epitaphs

24 July 2012

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Atos inspired gravestone

 Inspired by Spike Milligan, and disgusted by Atos' treatment of disabled people, I created this yesterday. 

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A rare interview with Lux the Sculptor Dog

22 July 2012

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Basket Case

 I don't know if many people know this but I share a house with a fellow artist. Her real name is Lucky, but her artist name is Lux. I have profiled her work previously on DAO.  To celebrate her birthday today, she created her latest masterpiece, called Basketcase. I think it is her most profound work to date. I interupted her discussion with me as to why dogs have elbows in their legs, to ask her about her art. DOLLY: Tell us about your latest work 'Basketcase'. LUX: It is a...

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Prescription of Stars

21 July 2012

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Prescription of Stars

 PRESCRIPTION OF STARS Finally you prescribe me stars Not shame, nor loss of soul as side effect You prescribe me holding my head up high To find my soul again. It is easier to see under a light. Finally the universe is open to me Where I can fly, standing still. Because I have my...

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Welcome to Action T5

18 July 2012

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Assessed as scum - a letter from atos

 Anyone who knows about the Nazi's Disability  Euthanasia Programme Action T4, will see unsettling parallels to what is happening to disabled people now. The current demonisation and persecuting of disabled people , the media hype over disabled people being burdens and scroungers, an ecomonic strain to society,  is following the Nazi Euthansia's To Do list to the letter. I left my last job in April due to stress, which triggered psychosis and depression (which is one of the...

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Laugh at least three times a day, might make you drowsy

18 July 2012

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Laughter is not the best medicine comedy card

 I don't have the talent for cartooning that Crippen has, and I have given up performing, but my comedy still needs an outlet. Facebook statuses are ok, but still not enough. 

I came across one these websites where you can add captions to pictures they have, and have been having fun since.

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