Welcome to this website, which outlines my written and practice based research and projects. I am an intermedial practitioner, who mixes together video, text, image, sounds, objects and song, often in live events and sometimes as part of fixed media installations and online video texts. My practice in all its forms, uses the act of mixing as an exploration of feelings and meanings that emerge at the intersections of the elements in play. I am particularly interested in how these elements can shift, efface, undermine, enhance and enrich each other because of the combinations of which they are part. This practice does not seek coherence or harmony, but is constantly shifting and searching for affective resonance in the conversation between its acts and elements.
I have made this form of work for the past six years, as live performances, participatory events, installations, one to one experiences, workshops and online video texts. The practice is consistently exploratory and inquiring in nature; its knowledge and the findings of the work happen in and through practice. My most recent research interest is the ways in which this intermedial practice intersects with locality and how it can prompt and activate different ways of feeling about and connecting with the place in which you live.
Alongside this, I am also an academic researcher with a broad interest in performance practices making creative uses of digital technologies, particularly when those technologies are integrated into the meaning and feeling-making of the work. In writing about and responding to my work and that of others working with technologies in this way, my interests are as follows:
- What feeling states and relationships are formed in intermedial works between performers and digital technologies?
- How do digital processes entwine with the live happening of the performance event and in what ways?
- How does the positioning and activation of digital technologies in live events change how they feel for performers, participants and audiences?