Influenced by various traditions of musical and theatrical performance, a recurring theme in my work is the empty or waiting set, alluding to props and utility but denying explicit narrative context or function. I hope to achieve sculptural character that treads a line between the makeshift theatrical prop and elegant furniture design, with a note of Sci-Fi-esque absurdity.
Sometimes I create collisions between my specifically-made objects and existing architectural or ritualistic structures, encouraging spirals of open meaning and association. Often these collisions manifest in site-specific works, where I attempt to light-heartedly subvert the hubris of modernist public sculpture, favouring unpredictable materials and embracing flexibility of duration and durability.
The theatricality implicit in my sculptures is actualised in certain works that involve performers, sometimes created in collaboration with musicians and composers. Impossible spaces and the architecturally in-between areas of corridors, staircases, and waiting rooms feature in my 2D works, creating parallels with my performative installations that attempt to fix the transitory state of rehearsal or planning.