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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. ?xml:namespace>
C O N T A C T
Based in London and Cornwall, UK
This work remarks upon the social norm of webcam communication. As like most people, I have friends and family who live abroad. These people could not attend my live performances. They would ask 'Is your performance acting...or a dance...or an opera?'. These performative attributes appear in my work but I could never decribe it as these genres. Then I thought I would play with the genre rules of opera. The operatic music which I lip-synced is sung by Mado Robin. She would break glass when she hit the high notes and repeatedly get into trouble. I found this beautifully powerful.
I perform as if I was singing into my bedroom mirror alone. The face-mask and towel cause me look unprepared for stage performance. This 'behind-the-scenes' act aknowledges the confidence through the singing and dancing we do when we believe no one is looking. This is the honest confidence I want myself and others to share through my performance. I sykped this performance to people all over the world live.