I am a visual/performance and social practice artist. Within my work, I question violence, patriarchy and architectures of oppression. I examine political, environmental and economic uncertainity and explore the creation of new spaces based on my lived landscapes. Growing up in the 'Troubles’ in Belfast, forced an awareness and necessity to research and address power structures. Having worked with those who carry the longterm trauma of imposed cruelty, I articulate that which still seems unheard and perhaps allows history to repeat its-self.
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 conversation, which is simultaniosly playful and deadly serious and which radical rethinks through art methodology, research and practice.