solo work

images by rebecca gwyther (2019) & zack mennell (2020)

I am in the process of realising my first solo performance piece working with adult diapers and the environment as materials, I will explore the poetics of the medicalised, alongside the representation of the societally infantilised disabled & neurodivergent person. At the centre of this, I am working with my lived experiences as someone who is neurodivergent, disabled, working-class and queer. Having grown up in South Essex on the Thames I want to utilise these materials within bodies of water to examine the significance of waterways, ports and docks in the structures of working class and marginalised communities, to better understand the intersections between class, ecology and disability.

I am not the water or the land. I am the sediment - the shit poisoning the river, I am the parasite washed from the shorelines into the depths

I have developed this and other work in performance interventions at Springboard 4, Mainspring Brixton (2019);  hysterical tensions, King’s College London (2019); Performance for shy people LADA DIY, St Helens (2019). I created two video works for Pins & Needles LADA DIY (2020) and The Sunday Skool (2021).

This work would be impossible without invaluable ongoing guidance and support from Joseph Morgan Schofield,
Martin O’Brien, Shabnam Shabazi, Benjamin Sebastian, Xhi Ndubisi, and VSSL Studio.


images by steve greer (2016) & manuel vason (2017)

I have been a frequent collaborator with Martin O’Brien since 2015. Martin is a mentor and endless inspiration; he has been instrumental in the development of my performance art practice. I have also supported him as an assistant and producer. We are working on new projects to be announced soon. I have performed in the following pieces: 
If It Were The Apocalypse I’d Eat You To Stay Alive (2015, Toynbee Studios, London);
It’s Good To Breathe In This Glasgow Air (2016, Glue Factory, Glasgow);
Sanctuary Ring (2016, SPILL Festival, Ipswich);
If It Were The Apocalypse I’d Eat You To Stay Alive (2017, In Between Time, Bristol);
The Last Breath Society (2021,
ICA, London).

I have performed in the work of Harold Offeh (2018), Laura Dee Milnes (2014), and at Steakhouse Live (2014). I have worked with You Me Bum Bum Train (2012),
Complicite young company (2014), and performed several roles as a member of the National Youth Theatre (2010-2014).

workshops attended

The Sunday Skool for Misfits, Experimenters and Dissenters
Joseph Morgan Schofield, Martin O'Brien, Shabnam Shabazi
VSSL Studio & Wellcome Trust

Restless Study
Charlie Ashwell
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London) & Live Art Development Agency

Pins & Needles
Broken Grey Wires (Lizz Brady) and Proforma (Chris Bailkoski)
HOME Manchester & Live Art Development Agency

Alternative Mapping of Time and Landscape
Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art & Live Art Development Agency
Proud Mary!
Stacy Makishi
Folkestone Fringe & Live Art Development Agency

Performance for shy people. Playwriting for dyslexics.
Ania Bas & Amy Pennington
Heart of Glass (St Helens) & Live Art Development Agency

image by zack mennell, 2021