My artistic practice explores heightened experiences. In the past I have looked at those of teenagers and people with mental health issues. More recently I have been examining the heightened sensitivities of animals, the way they experience their world, and how humans can navigate a shared environment empathetically. I am interested in developing imagined narratives based around the experiences of animals in their natural environment and how humans can reconceptualise these experiences through dreams, imagination, and fantasy.
Using sound, installation, and collaborative workshops, my work always aims to release the psychological boundaries we put on ourselves and embrace a more open way of approaching and experiencing the world around us.
California (sound spell; we’re coming) (excerpt), 2012, Joshua Tree.
Recorded near and in Joshua Tree National Park, composed in Melbourne. Field recording and exploration of what a ‘sound spell’ composition could be.
Coniferous Woods for RPM (excerpt), 2012, Composition, Vancouver and San Diego.
This composition best reflects my desire to fuse natural sounds and imagined narratives for landscapes through field recording, written word, and voice work.
Eider (excerpt), 2012, Field recording, Northumberland.
Binaural recording of Eider ducks feeding and courting. Headphones recommended.
Mollusks, 2011, live recording, Melbourne.
A combination of my writing, experimental approach to instrumentation and voice work performed semi-improvisationaly. The piece has the same key ingredients, my voice, zither, vibrator, and poetry. By its nature it is different every time it is performed.
Wet Weather, 2013.
your soft curls
a buzzards call
how i would fall into you
imagine then the weight
the sinew pressed
hard into a frosted earth
where ant mounds
occlude the object of you
a flash of green
parrot, woodpecker, your eyes?
elongated tongues lap
the entrances of each mound
chilled leaves ghost your cheek
the rain begins in earnest now
a thumb dragging across my lip
how i would dream of your laughter
your endlessness belonging to no one
not even you
a starlings mimic demands
who even are you?