Recipient of Market Gallery’s 2020 Studio Projects HOME Residency to develop a project reflecting on ‘pining’. I will use the month of September to work on a film about heartbreak, nostalgia and the false imaginings of a country — a work of still and moving image held together by an anxious narrator. Mad, oblique and unreliable, pining for something liveable.
Top Left: pining research sketch, BBC news screenshot and details from found notebook Bottom Left: pining research sketch, details from Black Britannica 1978 dir. David Koff and a found notebook. caption reads, “the struggle for what we want we cannot get what we totally want in a capitalist” .
Right: pining research sketch, detail from film still of A Luv Tale, 1999 Dir. Sidra Smith
I’m one of five artists commissioned by Cubitt Curatorial Fellows Languid Hands (Rabz Lansiquot and Imani Robinson) to present new work as part of their 2020/21 programme, No Real Clousure at Cubitt Gallery, London. The programme of exhibitions also include major new commissions by artists R.I.P Germain, Shenece Oretha, Ajamu X and Zinzi Minott.
Recipient of one of The Edwin Morgan Trust’s The Second Life grants alongside Ink Asher Hemp, Clementine E Burnley, Vlad Butucea, Sekai Machache, Ishbel McFarlane, Nazia Mohammad and duo Sara Shaarawi and Henry Bell.
a precarious hanging (2020 - ) - the life and death of William Davidson
some works in development
hysteria, digital video, 2019, 3m51s - first iteration shown as part of HYSTERIA.
mind how you go (or for the love of Iona), digital video, 2015-2020
A rough cut of the film in progress can be viewed here.