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  • To Harvey Weinstein

    The first time I felt the disorientating sting of sexism within the entertainment industry was not from a man but from a woman. My first professional audition was for a film. A good one. I’m twenty and acting is all I want to do. I stayed in character on the…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Drax

    In June 2008 twenty nine people stopped a coal train heading for Drax Power station. In 2009 all involved were found guilty of obstructing a railway after being disallowed to run a necessity defence which argued the burning of coal contributed to irreversible and fatal changes in our climate. In…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Now Is The Time To Say Nothing @ The Young Vic

    Interview with Verity Healey of Ministry of Counterculture  – What drew you to making a piece about Syria’s civil war and its people, for Taking Part? – Simple answer is that I was asked to. I was nervous about saying yes as I don’t speak Arabic and I have never…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Ten things I remember from a trip to Paris

    Ten things I remember about Paris (whilst still in Paris in the cafe of the Pompidou) where they won’t take card for under fifteen euros; I am not buying anything. 1. Le Corbusier did not build the Pompidou. 2. My French is bad and so the way to remember the…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Review of Puffball Goes Solo in Exeunt Magazine

    Puffball at The Yard Theatre 24th-28th September 2013 Reviewed by Catherine Love Caroline Williams is inundated with owl paraphernalia. Bags, cushions, figurines stuffed with stale potpourri. Owl faces peer out from all corners of the stage, eyes wide and unblinking, feathers a variety of colours. All that’s missing is a…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Puffball

    So we finally did it. It is a very strange thing to walk into the shoes of a performer who you’ve enjoyed watching closely for so many hours. It was a large leap to make and a scary one, to admit maybe there was a braver way of doing this…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Pissing into the wind: Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’

    The Bride and The Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns Mise en scène by Philippe Parreno The Barbican Art Gallery 14 February 2013 – 9 June 2013 There is something particularly funereal in looking at Duchamp’s urinal, or rather one of its dozen 60s replicas now placed reverently…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Sylvia Plath

    As part of the South Bank festival on Sylvia Plath I was asked to write a little bit about my first response to her poems. We all heard about ‘ the oven’- haunted by it even. An iconic image of what exactly? A bright woman at the end of her…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • The Indulgent Self- challenges within autobiographical work

    Session at Devoted and Disgruntled A Live Art Development agency DIY workshop given by Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari in 2012 ‘ aimed to investigate when the use of self as one’s material becomes indulgent, therapy inflicted on the public, or simply uninteresting to anyone else except the artist themselves.’…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Meet Puffball

    Puffball is afraid. He doesn’t know where he is. He’d never seen a person before Tuesday morning. His little wing was yanked a little far to the left when he was picked up and it’s sore. He nuzzles it with his beak but the pain is dull and aching and…

    Caroline Mary Williams
  • Ich bin ein, no thanks

    The three days up in the clouds at Platform showed me a lot about this little show of mine. I went out into the streets of Bristol armed with a dictaphone and a camera. I wanted to throw myself into a city and to take from it anything I could.…

    Caroline Mary Williams