“Earth systems and structures are changing daily – environments that took millions of years to evolve are in a process of accelerated change. My fieldwork monitors these geographic shifts, transcribing them into situated knowledge and embodied meditations. My surveys take place in mountain ranges, forests and deserts, rivers and lakes, natural parks and remote islands, post-industrial landscapes and urban centres. My performances and installations develop adaptive environments to test our capacity to be agile, encouraging positive action.”
I am a UK-based artist operating from field centres in France and Spain, and work internationally. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, coordinating expeditions and fieldwork planning activities as part of the annual Explore event for over a decade. As an independent scholar, I present academic and performance papers on the subject/object of fieldwork in artistic practice, in addition to a series of public live events and artist talks on a new environmental (re)turn. I coordinate the itinerant artist network TSOEG.org, engage in collaborative fieldwork and share research through publications and other public platforms.
My work engages with the challenge in recording and broadcasting time-based practice. New work launching in 2019 includes: ‘Environmental Resistance’, ‘Vibrant Field’ and ‘The Prehistories’.
“That was such a wonderful performance … very moving – steady, strong, absolutely stunning to watch, very poetic and also full of information about the extraordinary landscapes. It was a wonderful model – it worked so well. We were all mesmerised.” Veronica Sekules, GroundWork Gallery, UK.