I am a mixed and multimedia artist, with my artworks questioning the validity of the image as ‘spectacle’ (as a passive representation of reality).
I produce artworks which challenge the ocularcentricity of western culture – designed to elevate sensations, perceptions and language to a higher status (which is usually granted to the purely visual), without denigrating sight and the image to a subservient position.
My digital audio artworks – or installations and videos which incorporate digital audio – intrinsically explores the utilisation of language and its intra-translation between different uses of a single linguistic language. The three main areas of investigation, within the basic premise of language, are the use of synthetic voices on computers, real sound tracks of journeys (to develop a psychological understanding of audio mapping) and the recording of different leisure activities to illustrate the temporal/spatial relationship of a particular event or group of events.
Another strong constituent of my artwork is the Situationist-style practice of psychogeography (the mapping of locations by connecting them through their ambience rather than their physicality) and exploring the associations between work and leisure (and between different leisure activities).
These works are produced through remnants or snapshots only partially conceived by the participants, of events in time and space.
These snapshots may manifest themselves as part of multi-sensory trails, as still images of action scenes or as short segments of sounds collaged together to create the illusion of physical and psychological movement.