Using performance and video, I hope to present symbiotic collaborations between everyday (manufactured) objects and my (female) body. Ordinary functions of tools are rejected and their fetishistic qualities unearthed in attempt to destabilise learned compartmentalism between the erotic and mundane. I hope to make the boring salacious; the salacious boring. The objects often become anthropomorphized, meaning there is an implied power struggle between them and myself. I hope to reveal sinister elements within these absurd relationships, to simultaneously amuse and unsettle the viewer. There is often a feeling of voyeurism in observing these acts, an interruption of mechanical intimacy between myself and the orgy of items which I have selected.

I explore the politics of desire and power in relation to clichéd symbols of femininity. Crude or euphemistic gestures rub against the mannered or ‘demure’ in hope of navigating externally prescribed notions of sexuality. I am interested by the tensions between individual desire and collective agenda that arise when presenting the female body as a spectacle. I also often appropriate an aesthetic language of advertising or product demonstration, to highlight that (young, cis, able) female bodies are habitually the landscape on which desire for commodities are constructed. Performing allows me to literally embody the sexual and consumerist desires in which all identities are inextricably tied.



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2018 MA Contemporary Art Practice (Performance) | Royal College of Art (current)

2015 BA (Hons) Performance Design and Practice | First Class Honours | Central Saint Martins


Selected Exhibitions


The Cruising Garden | Vogue Fabrics | London, UK

Queer and Feminist Porn | Royal College of Art | London UK

Deep Trash Romance | Cuntemporary | Bethnal Green Workinmen’s Club | London, UK

GRAIN | The Factory | Folkestone, UK



I Come In The End, The Best Is Over | Dyson Gallery | London, UK

I’ll Be More Social Tomorrow | Charlton Gallery | London, UK

Standing Block | Lincoln projects |Burlington Camden | London, UK

(Ten)peramental | Toynbee Studios | London, UK

F O L L O W | Lychee One | London, UK

Archiving Fever no.2 | Square Gallery | London

Archiving Fever no.1 | Hundred Years Gallery | London, UK

Intimaterial | Royal College of Art | London, UK

REVOLVE Performance Festival | Uppsala Konst Museum |Uppsala, Sweden

Five minutes of your time | Testbed | London, UK

MicroActs | Hotel Elephant | London, UK

Work in Progress Show | Royal College of Art | London, UK



Handover | The Factory | Folkestone, UK

Drunken Nights | St George Tavern | London, UK

This was the Future | Barbican Conservatory | London, UK

Mourning Milk | Freshly Scratched | Battersea Arts Centre | London, UK

PowerHouse | Platform Theatre | London, UK


Related Experience


2018 Member for the Artsadmin Youth Board

2018  Workshop facilitator for Families affected by the Grenfell Fire | Acava | London, UK

2018 Early Years and Families Learning Assistant | Tate | London, UK

2017 Workshop facilitator for college students | Royal College of Art | London, UK

2016 Performer for Simon Vincenzi | The Things We Do | Barbican | London, UK

2015 Performer for Shabnam Shabazi | Snail Portrait | Spill Festival | London, UK










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