I am a multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, film, visual art and performance. I am interested in and having been working in collaboration with people, children and young people, ecology, memory, loss, and sensory experience. I document processes, I listen to a room and the people in it, and tell the story of it, visually. I make and create film and performance. I facilitate. I have a variety of creative vocabularies which interact and move with and against each other.
My practice across all disciplines is visually centered around a tactile and sensory aesthetic. There is warmth and simplicity; intimacy, encounter and connection at the core of all that I do. I seek to give voice to experiences which are felt and imagined. I seek and am seeking to find the universal in the specific; in detail, time, texture, thought, memory and landscape, and to consider where and how this meshwork of being, both as a human, and as an artist is formed and can be shared. How do we tell our stories when our languages, vocabularies, and means to do so are different?
My practice operates between the edges and the centre.
I observe from the periphery of a moment as it unfolds.
I listen. I listen with my eyes. I tell stories. I tell stories of how I see the world.
v. intr. feeling the tranquil pleasure of being near a gathering but not quite in it—hovering on the perimeter of a campfire, chatting outside a party while others dance inside, resting your head in the backseat of a car listening to your friends chatting up front—feeling blissfully invisible yet still fully included, safe in the knowledge that everyone is together and everyone is okay, with all the thrill of being there without the burden of having to be.
To discuss a commission, or just to say hello, you can find me at firstname.lastname@example.org