After Living (2016) Stills from HD single-channel video
The project After Living centers on a bringing-together of items representing a failed dwelling – a collection, amalgamation, gestalt. The project will ask an ambitious question: how virtual spaces become manifest, as objects become signifiers of an incorporeal individual. Acting as the genesis for this is the film House: After Five Years of Living (1955) by Charles and Ray Eames and Michael Haneke’s film The Seventh Continent.
Untitled (Splitter) (2015-16) The images above from a series of large format xerographic prints hand-tinted with coloured wallpaper paste, 80 x 120 cm & 160 x 240 cm
The project comprising of large hand-tinted prints, exploring materials, objects and forms in relationship to the body, collapse and monumentality in refers to Michel Serres' book Statues (1987).
A White Flag (2014-15) Image from large format tinted xerographic print series, 4 of 26, each 80 x 120 cm
A body of work responding to the Cocheme Fellowship awarded in 2013, hosted by AIR Studios, Central St. Martins, UAL. As an artist-in-resident I worked directly with teenagers at an alternative education institution in North London – examining notions of adolescence and objecthood. The resulting work is a series of 26 hand-tinted prints. The images depict an array of sourced and cast objects alongside vector-print motifs and drawings hand-carved into painted plaster. Thanks to Anna Hart and AIR Studio, Mark Couzens and Sparkplug.
Hands Up (2014) lmages above of a series of 4 limited edition multiple off-set prints, each 30 x 40 cm. The work was begun in 2012, whilst working at Vasl Artist Collective Karachi, Pakistan. The series was
reprised and completed in 2014 in Karachi.
MY(WE) (2012) Jewood Visual Arts Project Space presented a commissioned body with Katie Schwab. The exhibition, comprised of new sculptural and photographic works and collaboratively produced publication, which was made available for visitors to take away for free. The work featured in the exhibition was developed through a period of research undertaken separately and collaboratively, and responded specifically to the architecture of the JVA project Space and the ways in which it is commonly inhabited by visitors. The publication incorporated this research, in the form of a short story written by Schwab and a two-part text written by myself entitled On Collectivity, On Loneliness.
Throwing Up Pulling Down (2013) Trailer for a single-channel looped HD video (dur. 9'57"). The project explored experiences of buildings in a state of ‘paused’ development. The project proposes a physical relationship between memory and the gut (site of instinct, feeling and reaction) – documenting a place of both hasty retreat and speculative future. The work utilises freewareaudio technology, amplification equipment, and HD video. Central to the project is a text investigating specific details of social housing since the 1960s, the narrative uses the devise of siblings; as residents of tower blocks and the blocks themselves.