About Gillian Dyson-Moss
Dyson is a professional artist specialising in contemporary solo performance art.
Gillian Dyson has a City & Guilds qualification in Post Compulsory Education, and have carried out a number of development and training courses including ILM. I have previously taught on the BA Visual Performance programme at Dartington College of Arts, BA, and MA Fine Art and BA Phonic Art at Hull School of Art & Design, and been a visiting guest lecturer for drama and performance programmes with Nottingham Trent, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Lincoln, and others.
Gillian is a practice-based research PhD candidate with University of Glasgow, currently investigating the use of body and object in performance to explore a feminine disruption the homely. Gillian’s research explores strategies for re-engaging with the familiar object in such a way as to bring into question our understanding (or memory) of the history of these objects. The performed actions respond to the conditions of the objects, the body and the space with a playful physicality. The work draws attention to the banality or ordinariness of it all – bringing forward small or overlooked aspects of the domestic or the private.
Dyson is particularly interested in site and performance, gender and memory, and the relationship between objects and action.
Gillian Dyson is currently registered for a PhD with University of Glasgow, and in the first year of a practice-led research into the relationship between object and body in contemporary female solo performance art. Her current research interests include the uncanny, feminist performance, site and liminality.