Tuesday, 16 March 2021

How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay?

I’ve made an audio version of my book of dreams.

We are all flexing our cores in this beautiful, precarious world. I would like to share with you my perceptions. Or rather, how I have listened to my soul speaking to me in the language of dreams. 

I am joined in these recordings by the voices of my creative sisters, who have brought these texts to life in ways I could not have imagined. I’m full of gratitude for their spirited, thoughtful and compassionate readings. 

During sleep the body and mind repairs itself in order to thrive. It is a time for restoration where essential truths are revealed in the realm of dreams, engaging with all the senses. In dreams, perception of time and space defies scientific laws. There are no rules in these surreal vistas, only an invitation to explore, untethered, and learn the true nature of our fears and desires. 

Throughout history a reverence for the power and meaning of dreams has shaped civilisations.  They provide us with a potent awareness of ourselves and our bearing in the world. 

We sleep. We dream.

Words, music, production & concept by Gaynor Perry.



The Narrators:







Saturday, 12 September 2020

Agatha's Secret



This is a clip from an animation I'm making for this song. Utilising my 'encephalic cleansing' series of gouache paintings. 

Gaynor Perry - Agatha's Secret


written, performed & produced by ℗ © Gaynor Perry











Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The Unbelievable Truth



The Unbelievable Truth from Gaynor Perry on Vimeo.





This song is the result of encounters I had in the dream state, which is a very real place for me. As ever, I aspire to manifest the subconscious realm by conjuring the essence of my inner life through the medium of music.






written, performed & produced by ℗ © Gaynor Perry

The Unbelievable Truth

I found them painting clouds, they said it was easy
Then I was laying down, I was having the time of my life
Listening to the owls

I watched you get undressed, your body is a space gate
How many times did I take my face off?
It may not meld back on

There's an owl on the roof beckoning to me
Goddess of the trees
Reach out for what you love, it's reaching back for you
It's the unbelievable truth

We try to resist, civil unrest at our fingertips
You know, people live life times the way you sleep
Come to in my arms, come to

There's an owl on the roof beckoning to me
Goddess of the trees
Reach out for what you love, it's reaching back for you
It's the unbelievable truth



Elisabeth







Sunday, 15 March 2020

Listening Intently


Listening Intently to the Copse
Oil on board, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

The Copse
Welton, East Yorkshire
The Copse
Welton, East Yorkshire
Inside the copse
Welton, East Yorkshire


Listening Intently to the Beck
Oil on board, 30.5 x 30.5 cm
The Beck
Welton, East Yorkshire
The Beck
Welton, East Yorkshire
The Beck
Welton, East Yorkshire
The Beck
Welton, East Yorkshire
The Beck
Welton, East Yorkshire

Listening Intently to the Dale
Oil on board, 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Welton Dale, East Yorkshire
Welton Dale, East Yorkshire

Listening Intently I
15 x 12 x 14 cm, air-dried clay, paint, gauze

Listening Intently I
15 x 12 x 14 cm, air-dried clay, paint, gauze

Listening Intently II
30 x 30 cm, oil on paper



Saturday, 14 March 2020

Butoh

I had the pleasure of documenting Marie-Gabrielle Rotie's Butoh class recently. Photographing the sculptural forms created by the dancers, I was struck by the poignancy of their calm surrender to gravity.

"Butoh is an act of transformation, a process by which the performer searches for a state of becoming." 

www.butohuk.com











Marie-Gabrielle Rotie
























Marie Gabrielle-Rotie