May 2022

I am an artist and researcher, sometimes producer and access worker, based in Glasgow.

I am interested in subjectivity versus objectivity in how knowledge is produced, politically, socially and culturally. My practice is informed by theories of feminist geopolitics, the embodiment of politics within everyday lives(Hyndman, 2000) and emotional geographies, understanding of emotion in terms of social and spatial articulation (Davidson, Bondi & Smith, 2007). I employ the aesthetics of video diary and documentary, layering imagery with voiceovers generated from conversations and borrowed texts, harnessing storytelling and multiple (often contradictory, sometimes complimentary) voices and sources.

My recent works have looked at the construction of medical knowledge, pursuing a preoccupation with how medicalised knowledge of the body is informed by (and informs) cultural norms, behaviours and assumptions, particularly in relation to bodies deemed ‘out of place’. Harnessing the representation of the ‘misbehaving’ body as an unreliable narrator and inaccurate witness, I bring this subjectivity into dialogue with the dominance of objectivity in medical discourse and diagnostic narratives. 

Informed by working with Collective Text on creative captioning for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences and training with Quiplash on audio description for Blind and Visually Impaired audiences, I integrate access measures into all the work I do, seeing this as both a practical, creative and political act. I sometimes work with artists on access measures for their works, including Ayla Dmyterko's Rite of Return (2021). 

Drawing on my experience working in project management and arts administration, I sometimes assist other artists in producing their moving image works.

On a personal note, I am a non-binary queer person living with chronic illness – this positionality informs all the work that I do.

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