I graduated from the MRes Art Theory & Philosophy course in 2019. While on the course I researched into, and wrote about, philosophies, performances and films concerned with ideas about clowning, playing the fool and idiocy. These ideas have formed the basis for my collaborative artistic practice with Paul Hughes in a project entitled, ’This’. Our practice currently goes by the name of Channing Tatum and presents work across visual arts, as well as academic, choreographic and performance contexts. Recent projects include:
- Ghosting , a research project commissioned by LADA at Artsadmin, in which participants transformed themselves into ghosts to haunt institutional spaces (studios, offices, public areas and store-rooms).
- Stage performance Can You Feel It? – developed with lighting designer Alex Fernandes at PACT Zollverein and DanceXchange, premiering at Rich Mix (October 2019) – that exploits gestures of sensation to question society’s desperation for and policing of ‘authentic feeling.’
I currently work at artist-led organisation Siobhan Davies Dance, South London.