Installations, collaborations and performance
Beeswax, handwoven tapestry, willow, sticks, hand dyed yarn, copper piping.
An installation within university. How deep is the relationship between survival and culture? Is art-making a way of ensuring psychic survival? This installation is a glimpse into the lives of the tapestry makers of the post apocalypse, as they weave stories into their cloths and trade them for dried fish with a different group of people living near the coast. The tapestries are valued. Are they essential to the people’s survival?
THERE ARE GIANT HERMIT CRABS IN LONDON
Mixed textiles, vinyl, cord, metal.
Shown at the International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston. How can textiles tell stories? For the festival I made new work which incorporated my drawings, writing, and began to interrogate whether cloth can function as a decorative, story-carrying, and practical item all at once.
Beeswax, handwoven tapestry, willow, copper piping.
Documentation of a group spontaneously deciding to relocate one of my portable shelters together, during a critique. The decision to move the installation came as the wind was making discussion difficult. It was exciting to see that people were very ready to grab it and go- the way a portable shelter is intended to be handled!
HOW MUCH IS A CHUNK?
Wood, canvas, water proof material, multimedia, found objects.
This was a group show as part of an exchange programme between Goldsmiths and HFBK Hamburg.
Constrained by the limits of moving work from London to Hamburg, I played with the idea of how an artist may exhibit their work post apocalypse. In response, I constructed this fold away gallery, for artist-survivors who need to stay on the move.
I N T E R V A L S
Textiles, metalwork, mixed media.
Intervals was a 6 week exhibition created with long time collaborators Andy Williams and Karolina Dworska. Being all London based artists who moved from Lincoln (East Mids) in the last few years, we regularly work together on projects related to nostalgia, complicated relationships with ‘hometowns’, longing and claustrophobia. The objects made for intervals were moved by each of us over the course of the project as we felt the stretch and strain of staying in Lincoln while split between multiple ‘homes’.
Surge was performed several times over the course of the Courtauld Institute’s 2018 East Wing Biennial. Co-written and performed with collaborator Steven Dale, our aim was to blur the lines between naturalistic script writing and vaguely planned improvisation, creating a slightly different performance with each run.
Mixed media, found objects, motors, AstroTurf.
Walking Out consisted of a sunrise to sunset hike away from Lincoln town centre, followed by an exhibition inspired by the walk. The work was shown in the gallery space GP, a Lincoln based collective.
This was the first project created with long time collaborators Andy Williams and Karolina Dworska. Being all London based artists who moved from Lincoln (East Mids) in the last few years, we regularly work together on projects related to nostalgia, complicated relationships with ‘hometowns’, longing and claustrophobia.