I am a visual artist based in Manchester, UK.
I use a playful approach to disseminate political, technological and societal research. I am interested in neoliberal ideologies of self-optimisation, individualism and economic domination, and how these impact on us physically and emotionally. I interested in our faith in numbers and quantifiable data as a way of deciding individual and societal values, solutions and products. I am undertaking research of quantified self-technologies and how they may incentivise or compound unhealthy or restrictive behaviours. I also have a keen interest in community agency and influence in the development of urban design and civic spaces.
My approach is an iterative research-led process which produces a wide range of multi-disciplinary outcomes including performances, games, satirical advertisements, installations, videos and writing. I enjoy extracting and disseminating research and transforming it through humour, satire and comedy. My drive is to lower the threshold to esoteric or difficult to access information by researching socio-political issues and sharing it in fun and engaging ways.
Collaboration is a central aspect of developing my body of work. I have worked with artists, theatre makers, technologists, researchers, scientists, local authorities and designers to collaborate on ideas and create experiences and spaces to initiate discussion.
I work independently and she is one half of performative artist duo, ‘Ambience Factory’ with artist Sophie Huckfield. I am a current ‘Black hole Club’ member at VIVID projects, Birmingham, and a recent ‘AA2A’ resident artist at Chester University.
Recent exhibitions and performances include ‘AA2A’, Chester University, ‘Reverie: Taking time out to take care of you’, Birkbeck University, London, ‘The Art of Not Doing Conference’, Birbeck University, London, ‘The London Experimental Variety Show’, Shaw Theatre, London, ‘disORDER’, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton , ‘Near Future Fictions with Virtual Futures’, Ace Hotel, London, ‘Where are you in these interesting times?’, curated by Scaffold Gallery, held at AIR Gallery, Altrincham. Residencies include ‘Collusion AI Lab’, Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence, Cambridge, ‘PARADOXPARADOX’, HOME, Manchester
‘New Talent Residency’, Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, and ‘Arts + Tech Accelorator Programme’, MadLab, Manchester.