Fascinated by detail, nuances of time, texture, memory and landscape I am an artist living in Scotland. Working in and in between spaces of dance, theatre and live art. Maker and curator I collaborate with other artists and organisations imagining alternative contexts for performance, participation and discourse that might reveal wisdoms for living.
Noticing threads that weave between people and place my work takes form as intimate encounters, poetic objects, installations and designed environments for physical and virtual spaces. Approaching these large and small-scale works as responsive dances and choreographies that attend to notions of loss and landscape, memory and materiality through the poetry of the body.
Committed to artist and art-form development my curatorial projects create spaces for artists and experts from different fields and realities to gather and explore relationships between words and movement, periphery and community. Arriving at new perspectives, articulations and understandings of what it is to be in the world, through interdisciplinary collaboration.
I am an Associate Artist with Candoco Dance Company, Fevered Sleep and Janice Parker Projects.
- An Open Field – Associate Artist for Fevered Sleep, a new participatory project following on from Above Me the Wide Blue Sky
- Take Me To Bed – with Jo Verrent as Associate Artists at DanceDigital , a disability and digital intimacies project, exploring the curiosities of othered bodies, voyeurism, closeness and dis/comfort. Created with Mark Morreau and the performers Caroline Bowditch, Janice Parker and Robert Softly Gale.
From 2012-2013 I was part of E-Motional Bodies and Cities – a cross border research project with four dance artists exploring the relation between the human body in urban and geo-political contexts. My work with other artists and organisations has included: Caroline Bowditch, Candoco Dance Company, Nigel Charnock, Claire Cunningham, David Harradine, Fevered Sleep, Pacitti Company, Independent Dance, Catherine Long, Shobana Jeyasingh and Athina Vahla. An advocate for alterity in art, I have been a lecturer and facilitator in community and education for over ten years, I also work as a dramaturg and artists’ advisor and am a board member for Chisenhale Dance Space.