bringing diverse groups of people together to explore social change through moving image
recent awards and exhibitions
British Special Mention Award - Depict!/Encounters Festival (Bristol, UK)
Digital Artist Residency - Museum of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
Artists' Showcase - SPACE Studios (London, UK) - 23rd-25th November
The Xenophobia of Time? - Clerkenwell Gallery (London, UK) - 30th May - 4th June
Journeys of Storytelling - P21 Gallery (London, UK) - 17th February
Channel 4 Random Acts - Flying/Falling - 4OD/Random Acts - 16th December 2016 - 15th Jan 2017
OutOf Chaos - Ben Uri Centenary Exhibition Tour - Laing Art Gallery (Newcastle, UK) - 1st November 2016 - 28th February 2017
Channel 4/Random Acts Award - Random Acts S2 Episode6 - Channel 4 (UK broadcast) - 15th Dec
Ben Uri Past Present and Future - Christie's (London, UK) - 24th May - 7th June
Digital Artist Residency - Centenary - Ben Uri Gallery/Somerset House (London, UK)
Artist Film Maker Residency - Entelechy/Albany (London, UK)
Artists' film award – British Film Institute/no.w.here/Wellcome Trust (London, UK)
Out Of Chaos - Ben Uri: 100 Years in London Centenary - Somerset House (London, UK) - 2nd July - 13th December
Depict! Award - Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival - Watershed (Bristol, UK) - 19th September
We Cannot Unsee (artists' film commission group show + Q&A) - BFI (London, UK) - 20th May
A comprehensive list of awards and exhibitions, as well as publications and teaching, lives here.
I am a visual artist. I work principally with moving image, making standalone artists' film and installations. My work often takes on mainstream and accessible forms – documentary, music video, glossy magazine – so as to move beyond a traditional gallery audience.
I often produce work within a discrete community or interest group, for artistic reasons: I want to celebrate and make visible the joy of the filmmaking process itself and explore its value as a tool for individual and social change. I work using processes designed to enable diverse groups of people to make work together. This focus is mirrored in the subject matter of my work, which deals with themes around technology, our social environment and relationships with one another.
Central to my working process is a commitment to producing things that can only be made now, thereby celebrating the unique moment in which we find ourselves: work which was not possible a few years ago, and will not be possible in a few years' time either. This approach bears most heavily upon process, and is often technical - involving the combination of technologies that are very old (and about to disappear) and those which are very new (and still developing). It can also involve cultural change - fading traditions meeting new ideas - and generational change too.
I studied philosophy at the LSE, and am a Fellow of Teesside University’s Digital Cities programme. My work has been commissioned by the BFI, RSA, Northern Film+Media, the Wellcome Trust, Film London and many other bodies, including academic institutions, public and independent arts organisations and festivals. I mentor and teach other artists on behalf of universities and arts institutions (BFI, ICA, Chisenhale, Newcastle University) and consult on moving image projects for other artists and arts organisations. I am currently developing new installation and moving image work.
Details of shows, talks, teaching, awards etc lives here.
Portfolio of artwork lives here.
Between 2014-17 I founded Deptford Cinema, a volunteer-run arts venue, which I set up and ran alongside a great many other wonderful folks.
I occasionally assist other artists and friends in a technical capacity - as Director of Photography, experimental film consultant, photographer, that kind of thing. Details of that work lives here.
My film work is produced by satellite, an artist-led production company.