Journey to Goslar 2010. Film Still

 

 

About. 

CURRENTLY SHOWING AT THE CUBE LONDON And most recently QUEENS MUSEUM NEW YORK AND FLUX FACTORY NEW YORK, as part of ‘SAUNTER, TREK, ESCORT, PARADE’.

My work considers the cultural and literary associations of journeying ranging from subjects such as, Youtube amateur road trip archives, Sci-fi voyages, the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), religious spacial theory and pilgrimage, lunar exploration and the human relationship to wilderness - I often aim to re-configure these narratives to include, feminist and 'other' itinerant practices - and have particular interest in offering counter positions to colonial and male-centric travel cultures.

My practice is interdisciplinary in nature. I have particular interest in customising and combining obsolescent and new systems, and work across a range of analogue and digital visual technologies. My work includes; drawing, print, video, analogue photography, found objects/images and performance.

The act of walking for me, serves as exploratory and performative. I am interested in alternative ways of mapping and recording place (which may also include 'non travel' and fantasy journeys) 'wild zones','non spaces'and Google map alternatives. Over the past ten years I have also developed a body of work on Fugal subjectivity based on the psychiatric case studies of patients with a pathological compulsion to wander.

I also collaborate as part of the fmr group a research partnership with William Filipski-McDonald creating work around our idea of 'Consensus Geographies', landscapes - industrial, touristic and otherwise which may have become culturally 'overprescribed'.

Recently I have undertaken an immersive research project in my home 'territory' and the wild Fen which surrounds it, which has as its interests, ideas of deep mapping, emotional cartography and wilderness as 'enclave'. The project has been mentored by the conceptual artist Lenka Clayton as part of An Artist Residency in Motherhood. I am also currently working on a long distance digital walking project entitled The S Project with the artist Carly Butler.

I have exhibited my work internationally and have experience teaching Fine Art and theory in various capacities. I run a gallery specialising in miniature art installations and am the founder of a collaborative arts program called The Arts Territory Exchange.

Further research interests include; theories collaboration and friendship (particularly in the work of Emmanuel levinas). Ecology (particularly digital and feminst)ideas of the microscopic and telescopic in Proust's writing and the filmic work of Andrei Tarkowski.