My practice explores ideas around self-portraiture and representations of the body. I am interested in using my own body as subject matter to explore a sense of material being in the world.
My work focuses on the physicality of the body and/in water: as a tangible and intangible body that travels through and within physical spaces, as metaphor and myth to find new meaning. The Body of Water explores the duality of body and being. I find curating with my own body becomes an exploration of wider connections to ideas of self-identity, states of being and anxiety around perceptions and representations of ourselves and others.
Often ambiguous and confined, my imagery generates unease for the viewer while still holding a subtle intimacy. This representation, which reflects upon my perception of my body, also speaks to a wider collective trauma that is currently being experienced. During the societal experience of COVID-19 we are developing a deep distrust and unease when considering our bodies.
An expansion of print language through the mediated image is a fundamental part of my practice. I employ a process-led and performative way of working. Although print is at the core of my practice, I enjoy moving freely between different mediums, utilising: photography, videography, drawing, sound and print to capture this fluid and uncertain boundary between ourselves and other.
By following these threads of interest and allowing them to intertwine, I weave a truly exciting and engaging territory: Exploring current relationships between the body and self. As the way we perceive our bodies and connect to others distorts and transforms in the current pandemic -how do we explore these shifting perceptions and experiences of self and other?