I am a lens-based media artist working in Manchester and a studio holder at Paradise Works. My practice focuses on introspection; drawing from personal experience to create work which reflects upon mundanity and memories. Concepts are realized via media including video, photography and performance. I predominantly use self-portraiture, archives and low-fidelity devices.
I make use of the capabilities of outdated image-making technology (i.e. VHS, pixelated SD video), exploring lo-fi qualities and challenging current standards associated with lens-based art. I am interested in recycling footage and repurposing analogue image recording media, questioning the very concept of distortions and imperfections on which outmoded cameras operate, and in which moving image as a subject exists.
My art is heavily influenced by psychoanalytic theory, exploring how one can acknowledge the suppressed and unconscious within themselves. I am also a member of VIEUX, an interdisciplinary art project with sound artist Lee Roberts. Within VIEUX I perform spoken word and incorporate performative elements into video DJing. The collaboration highlights how the mind is distorted through the struggle of consciously striving to be in balance with one’s emotions.
Postcard Exhibition, Aire Place Studios, Leeds (Upcoming – May)
STORM Exhibition, Window Gallery New Adelphi, Salford (Upcoming – Feb)
VIEUX EP 31DEC1999 online and on audio cassette (Upcoming – Jan)
The Next Thing Award 2020, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Moving Image Gallery (3rd Dec 2020 – 23rd Jan 2021)
VLTV 005, Vivid Projects Birmingham, Online
Open Studios, Paradise Works, Manchester
BA Degree Show, University of Salford
Shifting Perspectives, New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, Salford
Charabanc, Horsfall Gallery, Manchester
Salford BA Photography Interim Show, Paradise Works, Salford
Behind the Aesthetic, Plant NOMA, Manchester
EDUCATION & AWARDS
The University of Salford, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography (First Class Honours)
Graduate Scholarship Award, University of Salford & Castlefield Gallery
Shortlisted for The Next Thing Award 2020, Bury Art Museum