Cigarettes and Bees Knees


My work combines performance, video, sculpture and site-specific contexts to explore femininity and the female identity. Voyeuristic in its approach and adopting a deceptively childlike charm, logic and aesthetic, my work instantly transports the viewer into a feminine surrealist wonderland; a fairytale-esque environment where reality is questioned and fantasy becomes the norm.

My interest lies in how video can be used within a context that is removed from our everyday experience of the moving image. Most of my videos are without a beginning, middle or ending and are usually no longer than a minute or two. Looped and formed as a repetitive feature or pattern of performative gestures, these videos simply become a moving component of the final work sitting beside or included into three-dimensional objects such as a table or door. The audience is invited to meander through and around my installations, both physically and mentally. These ‘environments’ become a place of contemplation, of instigation, of imagination.

My attempt is to subvert conventional notions of video by deconstructing linear ideas of time and space, resulting in a sculptural redefinition of the moving image.

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