I grew up in a working-class port city in the north of England. The stark social and economic ravaged landscape had a large impact on my family, and my experiences of the class divide continues to inform my work.
I am interrogating the impact that abuses of power have on people and how I am affected. Instability, secrets and fractured states, and the liminal spaces I have found myself within are all recurring obsessions.
I often incorporate sculptural forms and built installation with moving image works. I use analogue and digital tools, for example, in “Looking for myself” I question the reality of my own image, using AI tools to create multiple versions of myself. In other works, I have drawn on my love of film sets and created a shifting tableaux of log cabins, providing an alternative reality for the viewer. In my work I am splicing and editing images of the body and reframing it in sections.
I have exhibited in venues such as the Barbican Centre, V&A Museum, BFI, Watermans Art Centre, London Bridge Live Arts festival, Guest Project Space, Centre for possible studies, Serpentine Gallery, Sluice festival, CARTER Presents, Lightbox Gallery, London, Future Everything, Abandon Normal Devices, Manchester, NeMe, Limassol, Yoto space St Petersburg.
Artist CV available here