I have several areas of interest in my work, including the relationship between sound and image, landscape/place and time, perception and memory. The thread throughout is the experience of temporality. The work almost always takes the form of installations (some site-specific) using video and/or film and sound, but I also make single screen works on film and video.
My work has been shown widely in the U.K. and abroad, with various commissions and screenings in festivals and shows, such as Figuring Landscapes, a major touring show launched at Tate Modern in 2009. I was artist in residence 2007 at Knaresborough Castle with solo show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate and sound installation at the Castle in 2008. I relocated in 2010 to Cornwall from East Yorkshire, via Devon and have been researching and writing a practice-based PhD for the last three years at University College Falmouth. My research explores how temporality and memory in film and video can be experienced through a complex materiality. This work is due to be completed in 2013.
I am also interested in artist-run groups, having been involved in several. I was a founder member of Hull Time Based Arts and worked with it in various capacities over many years. I was also one of three artists who set up Resound Community Partnership, in response to urban regeneration projects in Hull. Our main work was a large project called Hull Soundwalks (2004-7), working with many local people to produce a soundwalk of their memories of a changing area as well as an exhibition and a publication, Walking Past.
__CMR is an artist-led initiative designed to create a community of artists who will exhibit and flourish within this three storey building. It is a voluntary-run organisation and project. We aim to be all inclusive; we aim to encourage adventurous work that will respond and challenge not only to CMR’s various spaces but also the broader Contemporary Art landscape of Cornwall.
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