My practice explores contemporary subjectivity through the relationship between everyday and other space1. I am drawn to places with uncertain borders, sites on the edge, fleeting and precarious, hovering between different histories, uses and meanings.
Through photography, collage and installation, the work aims to prompt questions about our relationship to space alongside its historical and contemporary status. In responding to its materiality, I consider thresholds and demarkations, and the potential for our mind to dissociate space or reveal the transcendental. By reassembling fragmented details - textures, found objects, architecture - the work becomes layered: at once historical and present, fictitious and real, liminal and fixed.
Currently, I am investigating ways of how an image mutates, breaks or becomes material. In extending the picture plane with sculptural, architectural and collaged elements in combination with mirrors and transparent surfaces, I look to create fractured realities that playfully come together with layered imagery, or other mediums, in carving out reimagined pathways in the work.
1. Specifically drawing on Foucault’s notion of heterotopia: 'something like counter-sites, a kind of effectively enacted utopia in which the real sites… found within the culture, are simultaneously represented, contested, and inverted'.
Foucault, (1998) .