Belonging to Neuf experimental film group means responding to the challenges we set ourselves through collaborative projects – this process encourages me to extend my ideas and to experiment outside my usual mode of practice.
Within my general practice I find it is important to make work which ‘matters’. I am particularly interested in what it means to have (for whatever reason) a different point of view – my work then attempts to have (and enable) conversations in relation to that difference. Conversations exist within the work, but then with others, with people from different countries and cultures, of all ages, ability and walks of life.The important thing, maybe the only important thing, is to listen.
I work with a variety of media – including short films, pinhole and digital photography, drawing and text. Recent work includes:
30% – A commissioned film, made in Sierra Leone with Em Cooper (animations) and Jenny Cuffe (journalist) for the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Screen South, on the challenges women face within the world of politics.
It Works Both Ways – a two year project using pinhole photography and film in which I collaborated with Louisa Makolski, a young woman who could not speak or move voluntarily ( still image attached)
‘Refuge’ – a film I made for the project ‘This is my home now’ working with refugees from the Southampton area
‘Farms of Innocence’ a short film which has toured internationally and screened at Tate Modern.
I work with a variety of media – including short films, pinhole and digital photography, drawing and text.. and I founded and facilitate an artists discussion group called Questions based in Winchester.