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2003 – Mouth Ghosts: The Taste of the Os-Text’ by Jools Gilson-Ellis.

This article uses half/angel’s art and performance practice to propose a radical connection between femininity and orality. The article is written in a performative style and focuses in particular on half/angel’s 1997 work mouthplace, and their 1999 work The Secret Project.

Citation: Gilson-Ellis, Jools. ‘Mouth Ghosts: The Taste of the Os-Text.’ Languages of Theatre Shaped by Women.Lizbeth Goodman & Jane de Gay (eds.) (Bristol: Intellect. 2003): 153 – 175

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2003 – ‘Speaking and Dancing at the Same Time: An Interview with Jools Gilson-Ellis’ by Diana Theodores.

This interview focuses on the collaborative partnership of Jools Gilson-Ellis and Richard Povall, as well as the work of developing choreography, writing and intelligent environments for half/angel’s 1999 work The Secret Project and their 2002 work Spinstren. The interview also discusses the site specific installation underbreath (2002). Diana Theodores is Dance Writer in Residence at the Institute for Choreography & Dance.

Citation: Theodores, Diana. ‘Speaking and Dancing at the Same Time: An Interview with Jools Gilson-Ellis.’Dancing on the Edge of Europe: Irish Choreographers in Conversation. Diana Theodores (ed.) (Cork: Institute for Choreography and Dance. 2003): 138 – 147

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2002 – ‘Loa & Behold: Voice Ghosts in the New Technoculture’ by Jools Gilson-Ellis.

This article suggests that the use of femininity and voice in digital arts practice has a powerful potential to conjure provocative spaces. The article traces contemporary thought on femininity, technology and voice, and uses half/angel’s 1999 work The Secret Project as an example of provocative practice.

Citation: Gilson-Ellis, Jools. ‘Loa & Behold: Voice Ghosts in the New Technoculture.’ Digital Creativity: A Reader . Colin Beardon. & L. Malmborg (eds.) (Lisse, NL: Swets & Zeitlinger. 2002): 229- 240. Reprinted from Digital Creativity 2001, 12 (2): 77 – 88

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2000 – ‘Making Emotional Spaces in The Secret Project: Building Emotional Interactive Spaces’ byRichard Povall.

This article analyses half/angel’s development of intelligent digital systems which seek to capture the expressive content of movement language. Focusing on the 1999 work The Secret Project, the article looks at the ways half/angel design emotional rather than purely physical performance spaces.

Citation: Povall, Richard. ‘Making Emotional Spaces in The Secret Project: Building Emotional Ineractive Spaces.’Consciousness Reframed . Roy Ascott (ed.) (Exeter: Intellect. 2000): 64 – 68

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2000 – ‘Girling Troubled Spaces: Choreography, Writing and BigEye’ by Jools Gilson-Ellis.

This article theorises half/angel’s early work with motion-sensing technologies in relation to contemporary writers Hélène Cixous and Deleuze & Guattari. The article focuses in particular on research for half/angel’s1999 work The Secret Project.

Citation: Gilson-Ellis, Jools. ‘Girling Troubled Spaces: Choreography, Writing and BigEye.’ International Dance & Technology 1999. A. William Smith (ed.) (Lethbridge AB & Columbus OH: Fullhouse. 2000): 26 – 9

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