HUSTLETOLOGY AT THE RP21

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve moved into a studio. That’s right, I’ve moved out of my home office and into a bigger space, with more room to do bigger things. I’ll introduce you all to the studio properly next month, but what I can tell you is that it’s more than just a working space; it’s …

Performative Lectures INSPIRED

Performative Lectures

It’s always tempting to start a post like this with: something, something, pandemic – something, something disruption, something, something change and, indeed, this is year has been a rollercoaster ride. There have been seemingly endless phases of pandemic blues and the ache of not doing what I love most – which is to perform in front of an audience (I’ve been doing …

The Post-Pandemic Keynote

The Post-Pandemic Keynote

The format with no name I’ve created a new format. It doesn’t have a name yet. It’s a mix of performance, informative presentation, Twitch-stream and gameshow. I performed it for the first time last week for a tech company and the feedback was “we’ve never seen anything like this before… our intranet is on fire“… which is a good sign, …

HANGING IN THERE

I’ve been genuinely moved by the response to my isolated.com talk which is called Hanging in There. I’m chuffed to bits that they accepted and published it. A couple of people have pointed out that sub-titles might have helped. I was trying to create an emotional connection with the viewer and I think that subtitles would have detracted from what …

A Wicked Pack Of Cards The Poem

1 year later. The following post was published a year ago today. I published A Wicked Pack Of Cards a year ago today. I’m not sure how I feel about that. So much has changed. The world has changed. I have changed. I’m not sure about what kind of artist I want to be anymore. Not sure if I want …

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Creative Walks – The Rotwand Tour.

The Rotwand tour is one of my favourite creative walks routes. It’s a relatively easy hike that takes you through a pine forest, past a couple of Alpine cabins and you even get to see a few waterfalls. You’ll be greeted by cowbells and cattle about thirty minutes from the summit too. As with any mountain path, the weather dictates …

Creative Walks Marcus John Henry Brown

Creative Walks and the magic of the river Isar.

You don’t always have to go on a great long walk to kick start your creative intelligence. Sure a day up in the Bavarian Alps is certainly spectacular but when you’re pressed for time and ideas a quick saunter along a river can help too. Sometimes just getting out and taking an hour or so for a wander can do …

The Black Operatives Department – Performances & Keynotes

I met with a friend last week who looked at me sternly and asked, “Marcus, what the hell is The Black Operatives Department? I like it, but what is it?” He’d never seen the talks live and had no frame of reference. As we chatted I realised that I’d never sat down and explained properly why I’m doing it, the …

Marcus John Henry Brown Creative Intelligence Archive

A Palette Limited.

This post explores why experience is such an important part of the creative process and is part of my Creative Intelligence Archive Series. I hope you enjoy it. I left school when I was 16, skipped sixth form college and A-Levels, choosing to spend the next seven years working my way through various design and art courses. Portsmouth College of …

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An introduction to the Creative Intelligence Archive

  A memory from the hill. Once, many years ago (twenty-seven, to be precise), I was sitting in the canteen of Dartington College of Arts, prodding at a dubious lasagne with a fork, when a group of my theatre friends staggered into the room. They were in a sorry state: limping, moaning and supporting each other as they made their …