It's not the thought that counts
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.
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A patchy Indian
Over the last 18 months vitiligo has been in my life. Vitiligo is a condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin due to the lack of a chemical called melanin. Nobody is sure of its cause but it is an autoimmune condition. Maybe I have it because I am always having to fight bullshit. It puts to bed of nails the stupidity of racism. I will ask Mr Farage and any racist politician: Does the white part of me have more rights and privilege than the brown part of me? Will the...
Buy an invisible person for Halloween!
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...
doggy creativity and the tyranny of humanism in art
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...
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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Are you a copyrighted soul?
By adding some text to a cheap mirror, I want people to question their identity and who owns it? Is it an abusive childhood, is it a system that delegates you to the sidelines because an unexamined but programmed view of disability? Are you scared to look in the mirror because somebody else has defined you as ugly? Why are other people owning your gaze? Who says you are you? Who has written your script? Look into your own eyes and be able to keep the stare. Copyright your own soul. Don't...