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exhibition: Lockdown Residency

In late March 2020, as the seriousness of the global COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, artists around the world found themselves adapting to new spaces, new routines, and sometimes restricted or alternative materials, as well as the emotional and financial stresses faced by most of society. UK-based Finnish artist Meri Lahti proposed bringing … Read More

Lumen prints in lockdown

Like for so many of us, the pandemic disrupted my daily art practice. Early on I began working from my living room, mostly with materials I had to hand. I struggled to focus on my normal projects, so began exploring art forms that I was less experienced with as a … Read More

How much do you think a person is worth?

I wrote this text in response to a series of questions from artist Susan Aldworth’s project “The Value of a Human”. I struggled with the question “How much do you think a person is worth?” until, in one quick flow, this essay poured out. In 2011 my sister in the … Read More

Reflecting on an image

In preparing for an upcoming talk, I’ve been thinking a lot about this image. My mastectomy and reconstructive surgery was a just month away when I finally had my hospital “before” photos taken. I’d canceled twice. These official photos would clinically document a version of me that would soon no … Read More

Deleterious

Deleterious… My BRCA test results letter was my induction into the world of the “worried well”. I was not ill, but was suddenly living in the world of the infinitesimally small – my own DNA cast a shadow over everything I was and knew. But years have passed, and I’ve … Read More

talk: Decoding the Personal – with Arts and Health Hub

I’m super pleased to be joining artists @chrystal.ding and @palomatendero on August 5th for an online conversation exploring the impact of genetics on our personal practices, chaired by Arts and Health Hub founder @danielreganphotography Find out more here. For a peek into the genetics-related projects and ideas that inspired this conversation, you can read our … Read More

Mantra for the dead

Written April 13, 2020. Allowing my thoughts to lead me… In 2017 on a residency in Italy, I made cyanotypes from star maps. Well, they made themselves really, I just provided the materials and helped them along. Right away I knew I wanted to do something large, so laid out … Read More

Seeing into the soul of a woodland

I live a short walk from the Hackney Marshes and the tiny Wick Woodland, and one of the beautiful, unpredicted results of being here under lockdown is that I have fallen in love with this vast green space near my house. I’ve always loved and appreciated it — but now … Read More

Imagining your death…

I’ve been playing with images of my dad to learn a bit of Photoshop. He died in 2007, but not a day goes by that he is not in my thoughts. I don’t have a religious faith, but sometimes I still feel that he is still alive in some way, … Read More