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A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
My art practice takes shape through live performance, moving-image, poetry and photography. My practice is site and context responsive. Sites of interest have been the traditional gallery space and other non-conventional spaces such as a fish factory, a discothèque, an allotment and a library. I aim to voice and discuss contemporary dilemmas and themes such as shifting modes of communication and ways of living. My experience of living on a boat and travelling far afield triggers my most recent work. My work is often developed through consultation with my family and the general public. The objective of my process-led practice is to engage, inspire and stimulate diverse audiences to consider new ways of being and coming together.
C O N T A C T
Based in London and Cornwall, UK
choreography/performance: saffy setohy
dramaturgy: alicia grace
camera/post-production: charlotte jackman-bloom
sound: nick mott
HD video, 3-channel projection, colour, loop, audio, 22min 20sec
When man was born
The first thing man had was the idea
And that idea has run through history
What were the first ideas?
The first idea is that man had to think
And when you think about the first idea
Before he had pencil and paper
He might have had rocks
He used to score on the rocks
This isn’t a dream! Open your eyes!
Who am I?! I am your master!
These objects could be good exchange - bums on seats
Gout is just a state of mind
If you escape you wish vanish!
Currently editing a new video developed by myself and Lauren Bishop MA.
Filmed on some allotments. The script was completed in local pubs, with overhead conversations. Music from DJ Bomb Everyone.