My name is Hamish MacPherson.
I live in London.
I am an artist-researcher interested in the cross-overs between choreography and philosophy.
A lot of my work involves setting up ‘relational structures’ (strange rules or games for example) that can be used for people to learn, make-performances or spend time together in other ways.
I am particularly interested in the relationships between theoretical knowledge and practical, embodied knowledge. For example I might work with abstract ideas in quite literal, concrete ways (what’s the relationship between floating thoughts and floating and water?) or focus on how we discuss something (lying down? in the dark?) alongside what we are discussing.
I am currently interested include the dark and disengaged aspects of care, and the embodiment of state politics. I also think about ugly feelings like resentment and complaining, and what it means to prepare for the future.
My work takes the form of performances, films, audio pieces, texts, games, workshops, publications, festivals and other things. They take place in art and educational institutions, online and occasionally in public spaces. Often I go round and round an idea in lots of different ways as a kind of practical research.
I often collaborate with other people on projects and I also perform with/ for others.
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