XPAT is comprised of four videos. These feature four buildings which are, or have been, past homes. Shot between Greece and Saudi Arabia, the houses become metaphors that represent previous lovers. Architecture becomes body, and body becomes architecture.
Text features heavily here. The viewers engage in a slow and immersive process of reading and image viewing that takes them on a narrative of nostalgia, and fantasy. Acting like a visual poem, an intimate environment is created to talk about love and place, travelling between past, present and future.
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2018
My practice deals with notions of displacement. Reacting to emotional relationships that exist in particular spaces, I use my body to question connotations it specifically carries within them. With London as a neutral base, I travel between Greece and Saudi Arabia to perform in site specific locations. By combining moving image, performance and text, I create installations that act as visual poems.
- BA Fine Art Practice, Goldsmiths University of London, 2012; Art & Design Foundation, Architectural Association, 2011