I am trying to unpick something sinister that lays within the fabric of this corner of England. It is a fabric well woven out of political interests, Middle England, Conservatism, Brexit. Many various threads of history finding their way in, others are notably absent, or at least hidden, obscured in the weave.
There is a fictional representation of Britain present in both Murder Mystery stories (Agatha Christie, Midsomer Murders) otherwise known as ‘Whodunits’, and major political campaigns. This representation, this facade, this performance stops the characters involved fully dealing with the complicated nature of life that lays beneath. This representation especially hurts those who do not fit the part.
The degree show features photographs (the characters), a reconstructed wooden floor with Persian rug (the set), and a spoken word audio recording (the narrator).
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Photography, 2018
My work explores the mechanics of systems that are often overlooked in favour of their result. Things that exist under the surface, out of sight. Yet I feel an urgency to bring these structures into a visual realm, into a place where they can be interrogated and challenged.
Topics have ranged from dissecting the photographic industry, to documenting the physical sights of the submarine telecommunication cables, and examining the bureaucratic processes surrounding death. More recently I have been exploring a potentially toxic representation of 'Englishness'.
- BA Photojournalism, Swansea College of Art, 2015
- Residency: Jane Phillips Award, Mission Gallery, Swansea, 2015-2016; Residency: Swansea College of Art, Swansea, 2015-2016; Residency: Studio Vortex With Antoine D’Agata, Arles, France, 2015
- Cosmic Perspectives, Ugly Duck, London, 2018; Critical Cartographies, Filet Gallery, London, 2018; Now Facing: Evening of Performance, Lychee One Gallery, London, 2017; Berwick Fringe Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 2017; Espy Photo Award, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, 2017; Offprint: Readings over the weekend and Zine, Tate Modern, London, 2017; UPPERCASE UPPER CLASS (solo show), #windows187, London, 2017; Augmented, The Bloc, Swansea, 2016; Jane Phillips Award Residency Showcase (solo show), National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, 2016; Cream 2015: Graduate Showcase, Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton, 2015; Graduate 2015, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 2015; And We Pulled the Words Apart, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 2015; Voies Off Festival Slideshow, Arles, 2015