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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.

Buy an invisible person for Halloween!

28 October 2014

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Screenshot of ebay page selling invisibility

Have an invisible man, woman or dog for Halloween!  Available in small, medium, and large but takes up no room. Very quiet, shy invisible individuals too, you won't hear a peep out of them. This artist needs to make an honest buck! Go to Ebay Or be an disabled person under this current government - invisible surrounded by Tory ghouls and...

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doggy creativity and the tyranny of humanism in art

25 October 2014

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Lux the dog

I have sent Dolly to human training classes because, boy, does she need them. She is hard to train, that one. I don’t know if you know, but I am an artist too, primarily a sculptor. You can see some of my work on previous DAO blogs. I am a bit of a recluse in the art world, and don’t do many interviews or blogs, but I did promise writing something about the doggy creativity and the tyranny of humanism in art. Every major movement and innovation in art has been stolen from dog...

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Mad Genius?

12 October 2014

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Dolly screwing lightbulb into sky

Thanks to Colin Hambrook, I was  asked to be part of a panel discussion on the concept of the Mad Genius at the Basement in Brighton on October 8th. The blurb of the event posted: 'The recent death of Robin Williams has strengthened the associations of creativity and mental illness but is the image of the troubled genius useful, and is there any truth in it? Is the image of the troubled genius an unhelpful, inaccurate cliché, or actually a way of re-evaluating the diversity of...

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