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I am an artist, educator and researcher working with science and art through workshops and installations. My practice is interdisciplinary and collaborative, existing between fields and distributed across many mediums; drawing, and sculpture sound-art. The work often takes the form of scientific experiments inspired by natural phenomena, such as the physical behaviour of liquid, animal physiology, or sensations of human perception. Experiments are re-created and re-performed, often using low tech equipment and domestic materials. These are usually precariously, balanced systems existing on the cusp of perception. Therefore, these processes require active participation and generally take the form of workshops or performance like events.

I am a member of several artist collectives including, Proximitypara-lab, and Owl Project. Owl Project is known for making sound art and sculpture, most notably; a series of hand-crafted wooden digital and analogue electronic instruments. We received the best of Manchester award in 2009 and have exhibited and performed live internationally. Most notably, we worked in collaboration with Ed Carter to devise ~Flow, as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. A floating building with a water wheel powered installation full of mechanical wooden and electronic musical instruments.

Current projects

Invisible Worlds: Exploring the Legend of Alderley Edge.

Invisible Worlds is a collaboration between an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Birmingham, the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, and the University of Lincoln, alongside cultural partners, and creative practitioners working with visual media, soundscapes, and storytelling.

Gallery Oldham Residency: Bryophytes Project

A research placement [funded by the NWCDTP (North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership) at Gallery Oldham. Working in response to plant specimens in the natural history collection, specifically Moss (or even more specifically ‘bryophytes’ and other plants without roots).

The workshop as art

I have finished my PhD! See the exhibition here PhD The Workshop as Art: Insight Into the Subjective Experience of Perceptual Illusion Through an Expanded Art Practice funded by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.

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Autoscope 2019