Artist Statement

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In order for you to begin unraveling my practice, you need to bare an aerial image of a traffic interchange in mind: Think of all the individual roads forming junctions, which are stacked atop each other and all converge at one single point. That is precisely how I see my work; it exists in the interchange of disparate disciplines which are seemingly unrelated when viewed from street level. 

In that way, some may see my work as theatre, others as buffoonery or not art at all. Truth is, my performances thrive in the instances where theatre clashes with art, clowning rivals drag and comedy taunts critical thinking. Such moments are sustained by the symbiotic relationship the live art I produce has with video and writing. 

My vessel of choice at this stage is Queerrot: a queer mime who marries my interest in queer theory and culture with the long tradition of commedia dell’atre: a genre of improvised street theatre. Queerrot’s perpetual pursuit of company allows me to venture into what I call partycipation: a fun way to engage with live art audiences, whilst also instigating a conversation about the relation between queerness, loneliness and marginalisation. 

So when you are the point of crossing that interchange whilst you view my work, please make sure you wave back at the queer clown anxiously awaiting to meet your gaze.