Season of Doubt, commissioned by the record label Mute, is a portrait of the Canadian singer Ladan Hussein refracted through images taken from protests in Ferguson using experimental 16mm film techniques, that asks a viewer to pick out these events from a history of police violence in the US. Working and creating with people, engaging them through the modes and techniques of filmmaking is central to everything that I have done, but in my latest film (currently in production for the degree show) The Wind From Nowhere, I have turned the lens back on myself using a vivid personal memory as a departure point for a self-reflexive narrative that grapples with consciousness and loss.
School of Humanities
MA Sculpture, 2016
My work involves developing narratives with different groups – musicians, actors, and children, for example – exploring marginal identities and ideas around altered states of consciousness. Often devising my own workshops and leading projects through a kind of imaginative play, I think this kind of ‘creative non-fiction’ allows the individuals and groups I work with to open up about themselves and their experiences in ways they perhaps might not normally. This might be in the form of science fiction when working with autistic children in the Wellcome Trust backed film Reality and Technology Enterprises (2015), but also through gesture and dance with Japanese Noh actors in a film made in Kyoto last year exploring representations of dreaming in Japanese theatre (Kyoto University of The Arts exchange 2015–16).
- BSc Architectural Studies, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, 2012
- Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award, Chisenhale Arts Place, 2016/17; Durham Wharf Residency, 2016; Kyoto University of the Arts Exchange Programme, 2015; Commission, 'Reality and Technology Enterprises', Wellcome Trust in partnership with the BFI and no.w.here, 2015; Bartlett History and Theory Prize, 2012