Photo by Rik Walton
My work as a performance artist developed through co-founding Cuislí- a collaboration with two other artists, Le Ái and Aodán McCardle. Translated from Irish, Cuislí means heartbeat, pulses and is a term of endearment. Our artistic practices come together in a shared experience of border in the Northern Ireland context and as a dis/place/ment. Our relationship to Civil, Economic, Corporate and State authority is one where definitions of legitimacy and power existed and continue to exist outside of our space. Current practice investigates the ‘Structuring Structures’ that define, confine and dictate people’s communication, development and self awareness. Improvisation and Collaboration as actions within the performance work, investigate the self and the other, disrupt the ego and remain open.