In the show If You Want It Fresh Buy It Frozen at Chelsea College of the Arts
4 x photographs of 42x59cm
Photography series 02/17
Exhibited and workshop held at Embodies Cartographies at The Chapel
Curated by Fay Stevens for Fringe Arts Bath Festival
This photography series and workshop explores how gesture can shift perception of the material landscape. I wanted to explore ways to shift my idea of the city as made of inert matter to a city scape that could work itself on me, rather than inert, active..
Workshop invitation: 'In silence we will sew patterns onto linen cloths. Walking alone, participants will use charcoal to create rubbings on the city streets. With smartphones and cameras as a lens, we will communicate with the cityscape. All of our photos will be bought to the group. Together we would encounter a new way of being with the city’s aliveness.'
At The Side Room
Co-curated with Ilana Blumberg
An installation and performance piece.
Video of perdormence coming soon
This installation and performance piece was constructed as kind of laboratory. All the necessary tools for the experiments where there. The balls of eczema, wax anatomical votives, revolutionary posters and the appropriate texts. Audience members where invited to dissolve themselves. They gave themselves over. The limits of their bodies where transgressed and their idenities used for future experiments...
Sculptures in the studio
Wax, my hair, menstrual blood, cardboard and thread.
Exhibited at The Safe House
Group show, group curation
This piece investigates if the mediums of photography and sculpture can can create what I call an 'animist logic'. Can the relationship between the miniature sculptures and blown up photograph of them create a temporal relying, which result in a questioning of presence? The boundary between the two is contaminated with eczema wall paper and the materials used have an ambiguous status- is the symbolic nature of menstrual blood death or life?
At The Crypt Gallergy
Curated by Alice Procter
Referencing tarot as a tool of decision making, this performance leaves a trace. A past trace that will thread into the present nowness and ripple out into the future. Through the audio and video work, the piece weaves together some visionary players, who place decision making within a wider mythological framework. Caroline Casey, a trickster astrologer is on voice, Maya Deren, an experimental film maker is on visuals and the legendary Genesis P-Orridge is on audio. By invoking these magical actors and remixing their creations into a container for this a performance on decision making, the piece calls for a recognition of the mythological ground from which we make all choices.
Curated by Markus Eisenmann
Music by the London Bulgarian Choir. Organza. Silk ribbons.
A durational performance piece in response to the Woman's March and President Trump inauguration. Over a period of 3 hrs I tied 4000 silk ribbons dyed with my menstrual blood, incasing myself in the material.
After time where my soles
Have been matched with concrete
To feel the web of the forest
Suffocates my hope.
The ancestors meet me.
My brothers and sisters too.
It’s a time where the shadows of leaves hold the secrets
Where the ripples in in the water said my name.
When I run to the river as an old friend.
And feel our song and hear
Our prayers and touch our tears.
Family, I stood by the pool at the center of our life circle.
I pulled a stick through the water and saw your dreams as phosphorus,
Swirling like dragons breath.
To feel the ashes of our meetings as the end of lineage
Rooted me deep as the opening bud
Searches for new life.
In collaboration with Paul Kindersley and Philip Cornett for their project LOTUSLAND. 'LOTUSLAND will be a space of exploration for both artists and the public. LOTUSLAND is purpose-built to enable art as a social platform of enquiry regarding assimilation of queer culture within a neo-liberal, suburban society. LOTUSLAND is the result of a yearning for a queerness that is not yet here.'
I co-created a film about an estate agent who transformed from being a nature-hating developer into a protector of the land, thanks to an erotic dream with woodland creatures.
Inspired by A Thousand Plateaus by Deleuze and Guattari, this film explores the line of flight between humans and trees.
In response to Ecofeminist theory, this film creates space for the male relationship to the earth as 'Mother' to be celebrated and enjoyed.
With Mint Works for the Marrakech Biennial 6.
In response the MB6 curator Reem Fadda's statement, that in the face of social issues there is a call to 'action', this performance proposes a call to 'being' is also necessary. This piece is performed as a prayer for the rebalancing of 'action' and 'being' on a collective scale.
With performance collective MAM
This performance piece works with astrological information, character play and spontaneous group work.
Inspired by Lewis Hyde's book 'The Gift', this film charts the demise of a man who refuses a special gift....In collaboration with Ewen Lawson Gillies ix and Alicia Grady.
Taking the bath for a walk. In collaboration with, and photos taken by Alica Grady.
Performing with Estabrak Al-ansari for Marrakech Biennial 6.
This film is a poetic homage to the abandoned cinemas across Morocco. Made in Marrakech.
Created for Art Licks Weekend. Florence had collaborated with Taïs Bean to create a set of cards based on two story lines they had written. For this performance, Florence played the cards to create a narrative and responded from inside the painting.
Documenting the comeback of the Lichen.
Nape explores the relationship between masculinity and the state vulnerability.
Series: 17 cm x 13 cm
Series: 42 cm x 59 cm
Turn around in the Nipple Dome for Art Licks Weekend
Turn around in the Nipple Dome investigates personal and collective narratives through spontaneity and play. Florence Devereux and Taïs Bean have each created a tale, structured around seven archetypal figures, exploring how we come to know ourselves.
From these they made a set of cards, called the Loba Cards. The Loba Cards are not based on the Tarot but they nod to the ancient game of divination, with both games being played by pulling the cards to examine the present, look back at our pasts and ask questions about the future.
For Turn Around in the Nipple Dome the artists have displayed works that have gone into the making of the cards. The audience is invited to play with the Loba Cards to dig deeper into their personal narratives and come to know the art works through their own stories.
Taïs and Florence have invited Paul Kindersley to perform along side them during the Art Licks weekend
Baubo the belly Goddess, cotton and linen, 29 cm x 42 cm
Self portrait, cotton and linen, 40 cm x 24 cm
Warrior Woman, cotton, canvas and paper, 67 cm x 23 cm
Prayer, installed in the show RAKMAD, 2016