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 cut off 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 and architecture, and its historical and contemporary status. In responding to the materiality of place -or space, I consider the notion of 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 hallucinatory and fractured realities. These playfully come together with layered imagery or other mediums, criss-crossing and overlapping, in carving out reimagined pathways.
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) .