Drawing on the histories of performance and textile art, my practice employs the body, specific materials and duration to explore and make visible the multisensory affects that underpin contemporary life. I am interested in how people navigate the world and how tangible objects both mediate and bear a trace of these encounters. As an interdisciplinary artist, my work incorporates performance art, installation, textile art, real-time documentation and artist books.
I have performed and exhibited widely throughout Australia at venues such as Ideas Platform - Artspace (NSW), Bus Projects (VIC), Firstdraft (NSW), Margaret Lawrence Gallery (VIC), Critical Animals Research Symposium (TiNA Festival, NSW), Alaska Projects (NSW), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (WA), Performance Space (NSW) and PACT Centre for Emerging Art (NSW).
I am a current PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, and am the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. My PhD research focuses on the intersection of textile and performance art, by investigating how the western conceptualisations of ‘the senses’ impacts the production and reception of art practices. I have presented my research conferences, such PSi#23 Overflow in Hamburg, 2017; and at the AAANZ Geo:critical conference in Launceston.
In addition to my research, I am also a sessional academic at the University of Wollongong and the University of New South Wales, where I teach across a range of subjects such as textile art, foundation art and design studies, installation art, media art, contemporary critical theory and performance and theatre studies.
I am currently based in Sydney, AU.