Artwork exhibited/published and film screenings
- February 2017, Touché (revised, new version), 3-Minute Film Festival, in Santa Barbara, CA.
- January 2015, Touché screening at KHOJ International Artists Association, New Delhi, India.
- October 2014, Trance (solo, blindfolded dance performance), Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference ‘Provocations’, University of Wollongong, Ausralia.
- September 2014, Flashback (film and installation) at ‘Platform’, Masters Degree Show, Cambridge School of Art.
- June 2014, Touché (16mm film), screening at ‘Changing Rooms/Changing Spaces’ exhibition, Grafton Centre, Cambridge.
- April 2014, The Pulse of Prāṇāyāma performance-installation at ETHOS Hot Yoga Sports Studios, Cambridge.
- April 2014, TRANCE performance at ‘Body Talk’ exhibition at ‘Changing Spaces’ gallery, Norfolk Street, Cambridge.
- March 2014, Pulse exhibited in ‘I don’t know how to do this…’, at ‘Changing Spaces’ gallery, Norfolk Street, Cambridge.
- February 2014, Touché (16mm film) screened at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. World Première.
- December 2013, ‘Pulse’ installation in ‘INTERPLAY’, group show at ‘Changing Spaces’, 10 Green Street, Cambridge.
- November 2013, ‘The Monument of Sensation’, solo show at Cambridge School of Art.
- ‘Passion oozes’ printed in Squeaky Wheels magazine, 15/5/13.
- ‘Delusion’ printed on front cover of Deleuze Studies 5, 3, 2011.
- ‘Flame’ printed on front cover of Making Sense: For an Effective Aesthetics, 2011 (eds. Lorna Collins and Elizabeth Rush)
- From July 2011 onwards, ‘La Passion de la Terre’, permanent addition to Jesus College Art Collection.
- ‘Installation: Making Sense’ (with Bandy Lee), 05/07/11, International Association of Visual Sociology, Visual Research as a Collaborative and Participatory Practice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
- 12-14 July 2010, Installation ‘Making sense of territory; the painting event as a territorial gesture’ with Xéna Lee, at ‘Philosophy in Practice’, the exhibition at the Third International Deleuze Studies Conference, held at De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam.
- June 2009, Installation ‘Making Sense with the children of Cambodia’ exhibited in Mémoire de l’Avenir’s show ‘Métissage’, Paris.
- July-August 2008, ‘Work Shop 1: Lorna Collins’, an exhibition of 8 of my works in the window display at ‘The Shop, XVIII Jesus Lane’.
- March 2009 ‘L’éternel retour de la douleur exquise’ and ‘La Passion de la Terre’ in Jesus College Art Exhibition.
- March 2008 ‘Playing with Fire’ in Jesus College Art Exhibition.
- Selected for ‘Young Art 1999’. Painting exhibited that year at the Royal College of Art.
TRANCE, 2014. (Solo dance performance, duration 10 minutes, at the CSAA conference, University of Wollongong, Australia.)
In this performance, the sound of artist Lorna Collins’s heartbeat is transposed into trance music, which is then played as a ritualistic percussion to initiate the salsa of the flesh. Lorna begins to trance dance in response to this titillation of the pounding motor of the flesh. Spontaneous movements are erupting from Lorna’s embodiment. These movements are choreographed (based on Egyptian Zar) but transcendent and experimental. Lorna is blindfolded, and she moves into a hypnotic and exalted state of consciousness, in time to the shuddering thud of her own heart. The flesh is exalted here, as the trance dance evolves into a force of healing and exorcism. Movements increase in intensity, as Lorna frees her body and her mind into a new state of fully awakened consciousness. This dance is cathartic: a gateway to transformation. Viewers are encouraged to feed from this enlivened ritual and share in Lorna’s ecstasy of the flesh.
TRANCE also performed at the Changing Spaces Gallery, Cambridge, 2014.