I am an artist based in London. I have an interdisciplinary practice that includes writing, video, sound, painting, object making, installation and performance.
My work addresses concepts of distance through a mapping of narratives and language systems within technology, the natural environment and people. I am interested in forms of storytelling as means to speculate, obfuscate and communicate histories that are subjectively as well as objectively charged. Writing and imagery is often research based, drawing upon language, design and symbolic systems from a broad range of sources such as astronautics, oceanography, geology, alchemy and ideograms. I am interested how different disciplines describe the natural world and how specific and seemingly fixed language systems can be subect to misdirection, disorientation and dissolution. Recent work considers the wilderness in relation to ecological change and human and non-human activity within it.
I have shown at Jerwood Visual Arts, Whitechapel Gallery, Lethaby Gallery, A.P.T., Standpoint, Fieldgate Gallery, London Print Studio and Purdy Hicks, all London. Exhibitions also include at NADA Miami, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair New York, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin and solo shows at Toomer Labzda gallery, New York. I have been involved in a number of collaborative projects, recently playing the fife at Metaphonica, Central Saint Martins, and staging a trip to the moon at Camden Arts Centre, London. I am a member of Five Years an unfunded artists’ project where programming maintains a direct relationship to practice and part of Glap Collective, an experimental writing group with whom I recently co-wrote a play about technological nostalgia. Residencies and workshops include with Signal Fire Arts, Oregon, 2017, at Sydney College of Arts, Australia, 2011 and on the OSNAP research cruise, joining oceanographers on the RRS Discovery into sub polar North Atlantic, 2016.