About the artist

A bit about my work, so you get a clearer picture of what is colouring the writing in other areas.

The Gifts (2010), Photo: Sogand Bahram

The Gifts (2010), Photo: Sogand Bahram

In my work and life I try to cross borders of both medium and culture – that is, to  embrace interdisciplinarity both in my practice and in the way it interfaces with society. Current work involves theatre practitioners, economists, campaigners, clergy, strangers on the street, craft and visual arts curators.

My work spans live, performative work, textile, sculptures, the digital and writing. It acts as a safe and intimate space for the exchange of human story and personal reflection, drawing on diverse forms of ritual, gift –giving and exchange. All of my work –whether a sculpture or a dialogue with a stranger  – is rooted in the living and disclosure of experiences personal to me, which act as bridge into the work for others to take.

My public works have taken the form of large-scale installations involving the public or specific groups in their materialization, such as The Gifts (2010) (above) or Portraits of The Unseen  and from this have evolved collections of smaller sculptures.

My work can also be more directly performative and lo-fi – with a digital dimension – such as Burning the Books,  a touring, site-responsive performance work which shines a light on the foggy and often fearful concept of debt on the individual and society. Acting as confessor and scribe, I invite people to contribute – either online or in person – to an imaginary Book of Debts, which is then publicly recited and burned, one volume per location.

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