Henry Collins artist, performer, composer ……………

Henry Collins
Selected Work
The Instruction Manual
The Instruction Manual

This is a new blog, launched in 2017, which will host scores written by myself and other members of TIPPEX. My contribution here tend to be more on the naughty fluxus school kid in detention tip. The scores here could be taken quite literally, adapted like you would with a recipe, or used as generally more »

Inheritance
Inheritance

Pressured to clean out my studio space to obtain access and avoid eviction, Inheritance is a selection of my hoard / found objects dumped unceremoniously in an art gallery.  It served two purposes 1) helped me clear my studio space 2) facilitated the creation of piece of work i always had in the back of more »

The Complete Works on Shakespeare
The Complete Works on Shakespeare

To commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare (23rd of April). All 40 books of Shakespeare’s books have been used as canvas’s, source material, inspiration. Transforming the 1950’s Yale editions into an episodic sculpture and film which explores the wonderful language of Shakespear and the artistic one of myself. As William said, Action more »

Drawings
Drawings

Whilst dealing with some mental health issues I made over 600 drawings and portraits with with my eyes shut or with a blindfold on in. Although I’d artistically ignored using pen and paper for a longtime. I found drawing relaxing and i find not being able to see while i do it, a benefit rather more »

Creating Friction
Creating Friction

Creating friction is a location based, touring sound installation which uses modified consumer electronics and foraged objects to create automata soundscape. In May 2015 a compilation of edits from over thirty hours of recordings was released on third kind records, a review of it can be read here. It’s first incarnation was during a residency more »

Rummaging
Rummaging

 Around two years ago, myself and Robin Foster formulated a sound practice called Rummaging. The purpose of rummaging is the creation of noise. The approach is straight forward: objects placed in a container are played by the hands. The act of rummaging creates sound through the collision of objects both with each other and their more »

Redaction
Redaction

Through redaction i unearth hidden compositions. Compositions that tell a story different to the story they were made to tell. I only lay claim to discovering this music not making it. Making it suggests building something and i certainly did not do that. In 2001 I deleted every voice and song from the audio track more »

Rubbish Remixed
Rubbish Remixed

In conjunction with avon and somerset police i led a group of young people into collecting rubbish and unwanted items from round the Knowle West area. Using the items collected to make into instruments. We used the instruments and sounds we recorded to do live foley and music for a theatre production at the end of the more »

Early sound art
Early sound art

Back in 2001, while in my second year of a sculpture degree, i created a kinetic sound installation from stuff you find round the house named ‘House Music’. This was my first sound based work. I used five vacuum cleaners, an electric carving knife and food whisk and various other items. This created a demented noise more »