Artist’s Statement

The Vessel is a painter working across the full range of their capacities. This includes painting, singing, making, constructing, recording, filming, writing, performing and collaborating. The workshop forms part of their performative output of material vitality.

email: Mikey Georgeson 

The Vessel – Dr Mikey Georgeson has reverted to this sobriquet in response to his doctoral research into and consequent commitment towards an aesthetic ontology. A valuing of creative vitality and felt understanding enfolds conceptual concerns into a tapestry of matter flow. This matter flow is akin to the temporal thickness found in the act of painting, which creates a suspension of judgement and an embodied sense of thought in becoming. By working with the sense of the skin or affect, painting gives access to the virtual realm prior to conceptual consciousness. Via this virtual space of the affectual, The Vessel seeks an aesthetic neutrality conceived of as a space for the creation of instant collaborative utopias. The potential for change and difference is, they argue, found by recognising the role of affect in overcoming the myth of separation. The proliferation of aesthetic understanding is then positioned as a means of transmitting our collective felt understanding, prior to what McLuhan names “the hardening of the categories”.

The fiction machine and performance keynote lectures have become a means of integrating an aesthetic methodology into critical dialogues.




Their award winning collaborative workshops have been with Critical Practice (Chelsea School of Art), Inspiral London artists’ group, Festival of Georgian culture Gdansk, Inside Inside Istanbul artists’ group, Summer School for the study of Affect Milersville University and University of East London Electives Programme .

They curate the annual Sensorium exhibition as part of the Affect and Social Media conference at the University of East London, which continued in virtual form this year. Featuring their performance keynote Dr Who and The Nonentity created with professor Tony Sampson.







You can’t send a letter to no-one
Written with Rob Flint during the Istanbul Inside Inside residency in Galata as part of the third Istanbul Design Biennial – Are We Human? The performance took place on the last day.

Film of recent performance of a song written for David Devant and his Spirit Wife 

more songs….

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