I work across video, photography, sound and text. My practice has revolved around the memory of space, questioning and recurring to systems of measurement and architectural structures in relation to narratives resulting from how we inhabit and build. Using immaterial forms or the search for shape-shifting spaces, one point of inquiry was around failure as a way of disrupting and contradicting normative systems and power relationships.
My current research gathers some of these concerns while searching through the inadequacy for and of language and translation the potential to open gaps and renegotiate narrative, meaning, and truth. It considers the lack of transparency in processes of translation, what can be revealed when communication fails, or what remains of the fragmentation of meaning in a system both used and interrupted following how it operates. The failure exposed in language is an articulation of a general aspect that considers the failure of systems as material to question norms.
Part of my work this year has been intertwined with collaborative projects, facilitating structures and methodologies of working together and weaving interdisciplinary practices.
In 2020, I co-founded Waste Authority with Kevin Siwoff and Patrick O’Neill, a collective dedicated to re-imagine cultural waste.
I was part of the organising team of Everything Forever, the online festival run by Contemporary Art Practice artists. Together with Georgina Watson and Effy Harle, we opened a writing and publishing strand to the festival, and co-edited Mercurial Mist, an online and print-at-home publication featuring 35 contributions.
Within the Feminist Society, I programmed with Elena Lo Presti and Effy Harle Unruly Assembly, a 2-week programme of workshops and talks aimed at cultivating a layered approach to intersectional feminist practices. Through zine-making, writing, collage, and even singing, the unruly introduced personal and collective politics that represent diverse approaches to feminist instituting and art practices.
I contributed to developing CAP TV for RCA2021, a platform hosting live and pre-recorded broadcasts from across Contemporary Art Practice students. For a full listing of upcoming broadcasts visit mixcloud.com/cap_tv.