Save Yourself Listening Event, March 2016. Collaboration with Jessie Russell-Donn.
Designing and building a set for a listening event to preview SBTRKT’s 2016 album Save Yourself. Creating a martian type landscape based on the cover art of the new album.
The Laundry, Hackney
The World is Irretrievably Broken
The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it is, also, irretrievably broken. We call this period of research “childhood.”
- Michael Chabon
Installation of 200 paper boxes presenting the idea of a broken world, conveying the harsh lessons people face as they grow up leaving their protected, innocent world of childhood behind. I took the most basic of children’s toys, the alphabet block, using the familiar and corrupting it through content and scale to make it unfamiliar.
paper and LED's.
An experimental series looking into constructing shifts in reality through photography. Created by projecting images into a similar environment to the originals and continually repeating the process to distort and confuse the image of the new space.
Frames: red acetate & wood.
Experiments from the previous project Chamber.
foam board, acetate & mylar.
Flower. Clip made in Adobe After Effects
The Manufacture of Anxiety
Working towards translating feelings of confinement, discomfort and anxiety through the creation of experimental spaces.
The project developed through new and unfamiliar working methods to become a personal translation of my own feelings of anxiety as an individual and maker.
Moving away from a familiar methodology has shown what working with new, unfamiliar media and processes can reveal about the creator. How it can be a process of personal confrontation and emotional encounter by scaling work up and committing to ambiguity. Leaving comfort zones to enter uncomfortable ones.
This work developed into the body of work Mother & The Manufacture of Anxiety.
Accompanying Process Book
Cube: Steel & Latex
Combining elements of traditional grotesque decoration to basic 3D forms.
paper & mylar.
From my dissertation Girls on Film: Ariel, Lolita & the Sexualisation of Young Girls in Film I wrote a short story called The Watching Chamber.
The story isabout a science experiment where young girls are suspended in glass cubes and watched continuously by men to monitor their physical and psychological development.
The film depicts a scale model of this space with footage from the film Lolita (1997) projected onto it.