6 | Inspiration and Making

The last five sessions have taken you on a specific journey through the archives and interviews that were the basis of my podcast with the aim to introduce you to different things that might help your practice and your processes. I’ve tried to show you the process of my inspiration – so that you can see if there’s ways that this might get you thinking about your process. 

This final session – I want to introduce you to materials outside of the podcast and a small beginning of a process toolbox as a resource for the future. 


  1. Do you think you have a process in relation to making work?  
  2. Can you write it out? 
  3. If you can’t immediately think of a way to describe your process – don’t worry – that’s what the next bit is for! If you can describe your process – the next bit might help you further strengthen it or experiment with new processes! 

There are four pieces that I thought would be good stepping off points – processes, ideas and practices shared by other artists. But start getting used to searching for things too – go and google something to do with process and your own interests/practice and see where you end up.


 There are four pieces that I thought would be good stepping off points – processes and practices shared by other artists. They are short pieces so please try and read all of them. 

“In all of these games there was perhaps one thing in common—the sense of the game as a secretive intervention in everyday life. Just to think—the same streets that people lived, loved and died on were to them the arena for these games. And after their games the streets were not simply safe or normal any more. The playground was a changed place with a large knife buried at its edges. The families that moved into the new houses suffered strange dreams, unwitting victims of the aimless voodoo practised by us. Those games were rewriting the everyday. Quite simply: changing the world by any means necessary”.
From the chaper ‘Play On – Process and Collaboration’ – Tim Etchells – Certain Fragments Texts and Writings on Performance Routledge (1999)