Ephemeral Bodies. Artist Residency AirSpace Gallery week 4.

“We are not separate from this Earth; we are a part of it, whether we fully feel it in our bodies yet or not.”― Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted. My final week at AirSpace concentrated thoughts and investigations from the previous 3 weeks. This residency has given me the gift of working with wonderful and … Read more

Ephemeral Bodies. Artist Residency AirSpace Gallery week 3.

“The threshold shifts. It vibrates. It is not figure or form. Not this or that history, this or that memory. It resonates with all it touches. But it cannot quite be seen”― Erin Manning, Thought in the act, 2014 Feeling the vibrations, shifting ideas of an unseen landscape within an urban environment. Reminding ourselves to be still … Read more

Ephemeral Bodies. Artist Residency AirSpace Gallery week 2.

“There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.”― John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings Whilst working on this project, I have regularly recalled observations by Tim Ingold who refers to Mind-Walking, walking … Read more

Ephemeral Bodies. Artist Residency AirSpace Gallery

‘matter resolves itself into numberless vibrations, all linked together in uninterrupted continuity, all bound up with each other, and traveling in every direction like shivers’ (Bergson, 1990:208) I wonder if there is something about my relationship between the physical nature of making, the materials I use and the journeys I make on foot. Just as … Read more

Ephemeral Bodies.

The concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly. Test installation at The Birley Artist Studios in Preston.  The visible time taken to physically create site-specific drawing installations and the temporality of unconventional materials are intended to compel audiences to think within new timescales, exploring sensory and spatial perception. Composed of a series of traces; … Read more

Folded Force – In The Window @AirSpace

Following on from previous work in the print window – MEASURING STATES #1–#2, I had the pleasure of presenting new sculptural drawing work in the main window space ahead of POROSITY, my upcoming residency at AirSpace in April/May this year. FOLDED FORCE consists of new experimental paper works, where large paper panels containing part hidden and disrupted … Read more

Letters to the void – Tracing Rhythms

I have spent a large amount of time working with paper and drawn line over the last few months. Working on and across paper, on films and transparencies, drawings and thinking about sections of drawings where the lines draw me to connect with them. Amy Sillman describes drawing as an action verb. Here drawing is … Read more

Letters to the void – Walking body as receiver.

“Things in the margins, including humans who wander there, are often on the brink of becoming something else, or someone else.” ― Barbara Hurd, Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination With tests completed and many zoom meetings since the beginning of the year, today was the first time Deb, Ros and Phil all met … Read more

Letters to the void – Remote Wandering

“A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning.” ​Hermann Hesse, Wandering, 1920 On the 16th June I was joined for an evening walk by Professor Penny Florence. I am … Read more

Letters to the void – Thresholds of matter.

When we seek to enter into a relationship with materials and movement we allow ourselves to question what we think we already know about material properties/techniques and their behaviour. Through the making of these artworks the conditions for a new knowledge is also created and allowed to emerge. Artworks within this project experiment with ways … Read more