A Primer on Working With Disabled Group Members for Feminist / Activist Groups and Organisations

12 page, A4 risograph publication, 2018.

This document was produced in 2018 in response to experiences working with feminist and activist groups who were unprepared for working with disabled group members. An awareness of disability as an important intersection of identity is lacking from the activities of many “intersectional feminist” groups and organisations. This primer functions as publishing as artistic practice, and positions information and education as a tool for change-making that can be embraced within a socially-engaged fine-art practice.

The Primer is available as a .PDF or as a printed publication. If you would like a copy please contact me.

Potential Future Performances I, 2018.

1m x 1m x 1m + 2m steel chain. + coded text to audio transcript.

Concrete, Steel.

Potential Future Performances is a series of work featuring large-scale sculptures and accompanying performances that will (likely) never be performed. The work points to the absence of the able body, asking the audience to question their own expectations of ability and capacity in relation to performance art. The series pushes for alternative methods of performance that don't rely on visible, able and physically present bodies in order to be understood as live-art.

Crip Ecologies, work in progress, archive. 2018-

Glass, soil, rocks, plant life, animal specimens, formalin, isopropyl alcohol.

Crip Ecologies serves to archive the artist’s limited involvement with the natural world due to their disability. The work comments on the increased value of objects as they become harder to access, in turn positioning the fragility of the body in relation to the fragility of our ecosystem.

My Body Was  A River, 2018.

Single channel video. 1m11s. + coded text to audio transcript.

This video/text work confronts notions of bodies both digital and physical: bodies of land, bodies of text and bodies in space. The work seeks to explore the connection between the disabled body and the natural landscape, examining the enforced separation of the disabled body from the natural world due to ableist socio-cultural design.

Border Crossings // I Am Here, 2018.

Single channel video. 1m19s. + coded text to audio transcript.

Border Crossings // I Am Here looks to nature as a model for change, mapping that change onto the borderlands of the disabled/able-body. The video speaks to tenderness, softness and care in relation to the disabled body – reflecting and refracting that through ideals of the natural landscape and the meeting of the softness of water with the solidity of rock.

Remedial Geologies III, 2018.

613.5 x 446.5mm x 100mm.

8mm clear glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, HT cable, power supply

Remedial Geologies is a series of works depicting natural rock formations in clear glass and noble gases. The work seeks to explore the link between natural landscape and wellness, asking whether the landscape can still be remedial if viewed through a digital or abstracted medium.

Utopias (IRL//URL) 2017.

Filmed at Humber St. Gallery, June 2018.

Video credit David Cleary

Utopias (IRL//URL) Untitled #1, Untitled #3, 2017.

Untitled #1: 100 x 110 x 25cm

Untitled #3: 130 x 102 x 25cm

Phosphor coated glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, blockout paint, acrylic housing, arduino controlled sensors.

Pictured at FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London, January 2018. 

Image credit: Hannah Burton

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This installation explores the early cyber-feminist hopes of the internet as a genderless bodiless utopia. The work asks questions about representation, gender and embodiment in Post-Internet culture. Featuring coded Arduino modules that interact in real-time with the topography of the exhibition space.

Utopias (IRL//URL) 2017.

Dimensions Variable. Installation view.

Made by the artist. 

Phosphor coated glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, blockout paint, acrylic housing, arduino controlled sensors, concrete, palms.

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Untitled #5, 2017.

58 x 52 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Always Turned On'.

Phosphor coated glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, blockout paint, acrylic housing, arduino controlled sensors. 

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Untitled #4, 2017.

55 x 60 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Always Turned On'. 

Phosphor coated glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, blockout paint, acrylic housing, arduino controlled sensors. 

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Untitled #1, 2017.

58 x 52 x 10cm.

Made by the artist.

From the series 'Always Turned On'.

Phosphor coated glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, blockout paint, acrylic housing, arduino controlled sensors. 

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Untitled #2, 2017.

66 x 60 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Always Turned On'.

Phosphor coated glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, blockout paint, acrylic housing, arduino controlled sensors. 

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Untitled #3, 2017.

73 x 54 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Always Turned On'.

Phosphor coated glass tubing, argon gas, mercury, blockout paint, acrylic housing, arduino controlled sensors. 

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Neon Portrait #8, 2016.

75 x 55 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Neon Portraits'.

Phosphor coated glass, argon gas, acrylic housing.

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Neon Portrait #7, 2016.

75 x 55 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Neon Portraits'.

Phosphor coated glass, argon gas, acrylic housing.

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Neon Portrait #6, 2016.

75 x 55 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Neon Portraits'.

Phosphor coated glass, argon gas, acrylic housing.

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Neon Portrait #5, 2016.

75 x 55 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Neon Portraits'.

Phosphor coated glass, argon gas, acrylic housing.

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Neon Portrait #4, 2016.

75 x 55 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Neon Portraits'.

Phosphor coated glass, argon gas, acrylic housing.

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Neon Portrait #2, 85 x 55 x 10cm.

Made by the artist. From the series 'Neon Portraits'.

10mm clear glass tubing, neon gas, acrylic housing.

2016

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