Thursday, 29 April 2021

Golden Colloquy



Gaynor Perry

She spoke with fingers unwound





Gaynor Perry

My rooms are dusty





Gaynor Perry

Vessel






Seed sower implanting a memory





Gaynor Perry

Home is a hearth






We set sail






Our colloquy




In this series, Golden Colloquy, each painting illustrates a poem and depicts a dialogue with the subconscious. The titles are lines from the poems. Each painting 30 x 30 cm, oil on board.
 
 This series is ongoing.









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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

How Shall I Get Elephants To Stay?

I’ve made an audio version of my book of dreams. This is an experimental audio artwork of narrated dream stories set to atmospheric musical scores.

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.

Flute: Sarah Anne Robins (tracks 2 & 29) 
Violin: Noel Vine (track 13) 
Clarinet: Robert Schuck (track 13) 
Organ: Jessica Lauren (track 10) 
Whistling: Noko 440 (track 15) 

Mastered by Brian Lucey (except 31) Simon Gibson (track 31) 

Cover art & photography by Gaynor Perry 


The Narrators (image below):







My intention in creating this work is to transcribe stories delivered in the dream state directly from the subconscious. And to describe these sensory experiences musically; creating richly atmospheric landscapes through which the intangible and ephemeral can be manifested. The aim is to provide anecdotal evidence of the innate intelligence residing within each one of us; that guides and heals us through our lifetime. 

The dreams conveyed in this body of work were harvested over a period of three years and many highlight to me areas of unresolved emotional trauma; experiences that are difficult to understand and process. The dreams provide me with a lens through which to assimilate these experiences into my being. I have endeavoured to write frank and literal accounts of what I saw, felt and heard. The dreams are calibrated by my subconscious to provide me with the insight and sensory discharge required to maintain equilibrium in order to thrive.

I am presenting this intimate body of work for public display as I would like to share my experiences of communicating with self. I believe this is the truest bond we can attain, and one which is so often dissociated. I believe the information from the subconscious mind is the most pertinent information available to us. 








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








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.








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



written, performed & produced by ℗ © Gaynor Perry





Elisabeth



I believe that to discern the precinct of truth, it is essential to nurture a fluent dialogue with the subconscious. By developing a keen awareness of intuitive feelings, a curiosity and belief in the imagery and sensory episodes delivered in the dream state, one can discover an authentic affinity with the world.







Sunday, 15 March 2020

Listening Intently


Listening Intently to the Copse
30 x 30 cm, oil on board

The Copse
Welton, East Yorkshire

The Copse
Welton, East Yorkshire

Inside the copse
Welton, East Yorkshire




Listening Intently to the Beck
30 x 30 cm, oil on board


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
30 x 30 cm, oil on board


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