I am a London-based artist and filmmaker who works across video, photography and sound. My practice is informed by theatre, performance and documentary, exploring ideas of fragmentation in relation phenomenological experience and memory. I enjoy breaking elements apart and re-forming them to generate new meanings and structures, charting the trajectory of the processed material. My work is rooted in a desire to translate intensities of experience, making work that often uses rhythm, and oppositions of presence and absence to explore this.
Having collaborated in the fields of theatre and live visual performance for over ten years, space and performance have become important aspects of my work. I am interested in the boundaries between performer and audience, artist and viewer and how this may be played with through the arrangement of objects and image within space.
My work has been shown in exhibitions in Latvia, Romania, UK, Ireland and Lithuania. I have been awarded Arts Council funding to create a new work and have participated in a number of international residencies.
Having worked closely with UK Arts organisations as a filmmaker, facilitator and project manager, I have wide-ranging experience in working in the creative industries. Organisations include the Barbican, Southbank Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, Fuel Theatre, Paddington Arts, Creative Partnerships and the University for the Creative Arts.
2012 – 2014 MA Fine Art | University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury (Distinction)
1999 – 2002 BA Fine Art | Wimbledon School of Art
Commissions and Exhibitions
Le 3 du Trois | Luxembourg
Presentation of film work with artists from 'E-Motional Bodies and Cities' http://www.danse.lu/qui-sommes-nous/scene-alternative-pour-artiste/
Folkestone Moves (Arts Council funded): Folkestone Fringe 2014
Grant to make a site-specific, multi-screen film work with Folkestone residents. http://folkestonemoves.co.uk
Unfold | Cork Film Centre, Ireland.
Exhibition of film works made by Laura Murphy in collaboration with Gemma Riggs and Monique Besten
Internal Façade | Presented at MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest) and Firkin Crane, Cork.
Commissioned installation and performance work made in collaboration with Laura Murphy (IE) and Mircea Ghinea (RO)
Commission Space | Masque of the Red Death. Battersea Arts Centre.
Commission to collaborate with Melanie Wilson and local young people to produce an interactive multimedia installation within Punchdrunk’s immersive theatre production.
The Unicorn | Lyric Hammersmith and Theatre Sandbox
Video design for interactive and motion responsive audio tour around the Lyric Hammersmith and shopping centre
Residencies and Research Projects
MAP. Bucharest, Romania.
Selection for a two-week residency with E-Motional - Rethinking Dance in Bucharest, July 2015
Zarare Fringe Festival 2015, Lithuania
2013 – 2014
BMW Tate Live: Tate Thought Workshops
Selected as one of 30 participants to take part in a year-long programme of initiative exploring the idea of change
2012 – 2013
European Mobility and Artist Exchange Programme: E-Motional Bodies and Cities
Selection for international residency to collaborate in practice-based research with performers and choreographers
Oral Histories and Visible Witness
Learning and Teaching Research award to produce video documentaries exploring animation artist production process
Relevant employment / freelance projects
Artist Filmmaker (Various projects)
A Dance Concerto
The Owl and the Pussycat
University for the Creative Arts: Animation Research Centre
Digital Media Development Worker
Filmmaker: Sound&Fury / Melanie Wilson
Battersea Arts Centre
Artist Facilitator / Documentary Maker
Artist Facilitator - Arts Enquiry
Filmmaker: Shlomo and Music Through Unconventional Means