I am a London born artist currently living and working in Bergen, Norway.
My predominantly text-based practice concerns the exploration of different modes and acts of reading. I am searching for different ways in which I can find a body for text. I do this through creating collective and controlled experiences of reading through performative video installations, durational vocal performances, works in sound, and the printed publication format. The works address instances of textual information overload, the empathetic potential of poetry, the temporality of the spoken word, and the interplay between text and music. Underlying the work is an awareness of the emotional impacts of digital culture, and how those impacts are manifested through language.
The texts that I work from are sourced from a variety of origins, including classical and contemporary poetry and literature, internet help forums, video game narratives, cultural theory and philosophy, heavy metal lyrics, and original writings of my own. I like to test different experiences of reading, of narrative, and of language — often to exhaustion.
I also co-run the Bergen based art collective TEXSTgroup. TEXSTgroup run performative workshops in reading and writing and also release publications under TEXSTpress.