I work with writing, moving image, sound and performance. My current research relates to auto/biographical narratives and the loss, leakage and leverage of the voice. I make monologues and fragmented semi-fictions which reference literature, pop music, playback-singing, the sexual politics of soap operas and Greek mythology. The work crosses over literary references with so-called guilty pleasures and feminist pop-cultural criticism.
I recently received a Jerwood Visual Arts bursary to develop my work with the live and recorded voice and compose a new body of writing relating to control and embarrassment.
I also have a collaborative practice with artist Cinzia Mutigli. We have been making lo-fi performance, sound and publication works, as well as initiating projects and performance events with other artists, since 2013. In April we're performing a new work, Being Sharon, commissioned for Experimentica 18, Chapter's annual international performance and live art festival in Cardiff.
I am a member of Syllabus III, a UK based peer-led alternative learning programme, jointly delivered by Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire, Invia, S1 Artspace and New Contemporaries from 2017 - 2018. (With support from Fenton Arts Trust and the Arts Council of Wales).
I am a member of Spit and Sawdust studios in Cardiff, an artspace, skatepark and cafe where we collaboratively programme exhibitions, events and residencies. In 2018 I will be curating a new billboard commission for the building, funded by the Arts Council of Wales.
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