I am a visual/performance and social practice artist. Within this context, I examine language, identity and dialogues happening globally and locally. Given the global conditions of political, environmental and economic uncertainity, I explore possibilities for the creation of Utopian spaces through social practice art and performance, installation, drawing, painting and digital mixed media based on my lived landscapes. Growing up in the 'Troubles’ in Belfast, forced an awareness and the necessity to research and address power structures and social and environmental justice issues.
I work also in collaborations with other artists and communities. My work tentatively disputes the binaries we reconstruct between Self and Other and between our cannibal and civilised selves. The bodily human edge has a strong influence on the processes I use as an artist in which I bring the skin to the fore as the border and boundary which seeks respect of the other.
I see all my work as an invitation to a playful conversation, which is simultaniosly deadly serious and a radical rethink through art methodology, research and practice.