Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016

May the circles of intention that you draw today spiral upwards toward ever expanding possibilities. Happy New Year!


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Cut, tear, rip........

The curated essay "Pushing the Pink or The Impossibility of Pink-ness" is tucked in-between the pages of DESIRE and stitched closed. Therefore, in order to enter into pink-ness, one has to cut, tear, rip or carefully unpick the shocking pink thread.
DESIRE by The Laboratory Arts Collective can be purchased here.

Almost Ready for Tucking In-between......




Friday, 13 November 2015

"Spinning" at the launch of DESIRE

"Spinning" was shown last night at the launch of DESIRE by The Laboratory Arts Collective in collaboration with The Standard, West Hollywood. Other artists included Alan Selka, Kristin Ellingson, Cathy Weiss and Caroline Jones.



A film by Lisa Z. Morgan. From the Super 8 tryptich 'Spinning', 2001


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Launch of DESIRE

The Laboratory Arts Collective will be celebrating the launch of their latest magazine DESIRE in collaboration with The Standard, West Hollywood, on November 12th. "Pushing the Pink or The Impossibility of Pink-ness" is included, however the opening of the essay requires a measure of desire combined with dexterity.



























Sunday, 11 October 2015

Rest in Beauty Mel - 3rd October 2015

STRUMPET & PINK was founded in January 2002 by artists Melanie Probert and Lisa Z Morgan; a capricious idea that began life on the back of a tube ticket........

Melanie Probert (Strumpet) 1965 - 2015

So the story began and so it continued with laughter, tears, beauty, frustrations and life's blessings and complications for over decade. But the journey, at least this stage here on earth, has now come to an end as the rare woman that was Melanie Probert, the Strumpet in the equation, died on 3rd October 2015. 

It is with sadness and disbelief that these words are written. Words, which cannot begin to convey the loss of such a unique and gifted woman. My thoughts go to her wonderful husband with whom she found the happiness and love that she both needed and deserved and to her beautiful daughter with gorgeous new life in her arms.

My Dear Mel, may your journey be filled with all of the wild flowers, beauty and wonder that you sought and please continue with your custom of wearing inappropriate garments in inappropriate places. And most importantly smile that expansive smile and laugh your very particularly dirty laugh all of the way.

Farewell Lovely xxx




Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Long Beautiful Wait

In the words of The Laboratory Arts Collective "You have heard the whispers and it's true. The long beautiful wait is over." At least it is almost over. DESIRE launches on 24th October. It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to work with The Laboratory on the materialization of "Pushing the Pink or The Impossibilities of Pink-ness."
For now, you have the pinkest of teases..........



DESIRE by The Laboratory Arts Collective


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Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.

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