My work deals with the concept of gravity. My praxis monitors Earth systems, accelerated change and social movement to investigate material and immaterial forms of transformation and transportation. My artworks operate between sculptural and performative modes, to explore collapsing and adaptive environments that test and signal our capacity to be agile.
I am a UK-based artist operating from field centres in France and Spain, and work internationally. I have exhibited and performed widely through individual and group shows and events in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA. I am supported in my work and activities through a range of ecologic residencies and sociocultural commissions for public projects funded by arts councils, regional arts organisations, cultural institutions, foundations and environmental agencies. I founded and coordinate the itinerant artist network TSOEG.org
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 and geomorphic fields, whilst considering geology an ongoing event. My surveys take place in mountain ranges, forests and deserts, rivers and lakes, natural parks and remote islands, post-industrial landscapes and urban centres.
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 am interested in dynamic form and my work engages with the challenge in recording and broadcasting time-based practice. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, coordinating workshops for artist-led expeditions and fieldwork planning activities as part of the annual Explore event for over a decade. I participate in collaborative and multi-authored fieldwork and share research through publications and other public platforms.
“That was such a wonderful performance … very moving – steady, strong, absolutely stunning to watch, very poetic… We were all mesmerised.” Veronica Sekules, GroundWork Gallery, UK.