My work is driven by a fascination with urban Space and Place – in particular the ‘Edgelands’ or liminal, between spaces of the city. Construction sites or derelict building reveal the armature of our dwelling, showing the physical and material aspect of our ‘Being’ in the world.
Drawing upon my own experience and research within city space, I construct interactive installations using contrasting hard and soft materials. Wood or metal structures are used as junctions or anchor points to connect lines of tensioned wool or soft fabric and paint.
I use these materials to choreograph a journey of boundaries, barriers and edges for the viewer to negotiate.
My intention in creating this kinaesthetic experience, or sensation of movement, is to put the audience temporarily in the position or role of the ‘Stranger’, or the ‘Foreigner’. In so doing we have a heightened sense of our bodies, of ourselves, of our existence and ‘Being’ within the world.