My practice explores the influences that shape and direct experiences.
I am interested in how people encounter the world and how these moments are mediated by a series of often intangible, complex and overlapping framings. These range from the individual, such as how attention and interest can operate as a framing device; to the cultural, in which behaviours and associations are governed by socially determined codes. Frequently these categories are not distinct and it is this grey zone that my practice seeks to inhabit – the tipping points between the self and the social.
Drawing on the histories of performance and textile art, I often work with the body, specific materials and duration as a way to unpick the simultaneously occurring affects central to a given moment. As such, my practice responds and to date has taken the form of performance, installation, real-time documentation, artist books and textile.
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 School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, and am the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. My PhD research extends my interest in experience - investigating the impact that western conceptualisations of ‘the senses’ has on the production and reception of performance and textile art.
In addition to my research, I am also a sessional tutor 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 studies, media art, performance and contemporary critical theory.