Living and working in London & Basildon, UK. Excerpts of moving image works available on Vimeo or upon reuqest, contact for screening enquires.

Full CV (PDF)

Short(ish) bio
My research-led practice dives into ideas surrounding pop-culture fandom, amateurism, class and our collective experiences of digital reproduction — in a personal manner that is sincere, critical, thoughtful and lived. This is embraced by a romanticism for the welfare initiatives of yesteryear through video, performance, sculpture and sound. Fanaticism, enchantment, transformation and longing. Labour, nostalgia, escapism and colour.

My work has been exhibited and screened internationally at institutions such as the Chisenhale, Whitechapel, The Barbican and Southwark Park Galleries and I have worked alongside and spoken at South London Gallery, The Woodmill, UAL and Newham Council among others. I am a recipient of ACE funding and the RCA Fund Scholarship where my subsequent research project — Universal Credit Otaku — was published in 2019 via Metafauna.

Currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art on MA Visual Communication.

Education
Royal College of Art [2017-19]
Goldsmiths [2010-13]
Central Saint Martins [2008-09]

Selected Previous (Exhibs, screenings, broadcasts, etc.)
[2020]
Home Movies (Screening), xviix.com, London (info)
Part of Free Cash (Programmed by Ruth Angel Edwards & Adam Gallagher), Cashmere Radio, Berlin (info)

[2019]
How Astra Worked Herself Into A Shoot (Broadcast), RTM, London (info)
BF Artist Film Festival — Fold, London (info)
Directions 01 (Screening) — Craft Shed, Basildon (info)
Show 2019 — Royal College of Art, London
Dave Day / Universal Credit Otaku Book Launch — All Hallows' Chruch (former Blackwing Studios), London (info)
Model and Countermodel (Lecture Series) — Huckletree (facilitated by New Genres), London (info)

[pre-2019]
Foodstuff — White City Community Centre, London (info)
I’m Alone, But Not Lonely — Waterstones (for Eeodo), London (info)
Open Film 2016 — Outpost, Norwich (info)
M25 (Screening) — Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais (info)
Arcade Peckham (Sound Performance) — South London Gallery, London (info)
Legalize It — Essex House, London
Film Screening — Whitechapel Gallery, London
LAN Party — Southwark Park Galleries (facilitated by The Woodmill), London (info)
21st Century (Screening) — Chisenhale Gallery, London (info)
Movies (Co-curated with Ben Clarke) — New Gallery, London

Awards
RCA Fund Scholarship, Royal College of Art [2017]
Southwark Community Council Fund, Arts Council England [2013]

Selected Writing
Universal Credit Otaku — Published by Metafauna [2019] (info)

Collecting images of LED displays here. Sometimes streaming on Twitch here.

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