I am an artist, researcher and exhibition-maker exploring practical methods for perspective-exchange. I host the collaborative project the Anthropology of Other Animals (“AoOA”) which doggedly attempts to elicit extraordinary effects from unpromising materials and explores the hidden links between “craft” and “being crafty.”
I recently moved back to Yorkshire where I was born. I'm here to research rural hunting and pest control as part of my practice-based PhD, based between UCL Anthropology and the Slade School of Fine Art. I've also spent lots of time this winter practicing my animal tracking skills, collaborating with writer-forager Tamara Colchester. I previously lived in London, where I worked as artist/curator/producer on the exchange and publication project "Five Heads: Art, Anthropology and Mongol Futurism" (UCL/ Sternberg Press/ Arts Catalyst/ greengrassi & Corvi-Mora). From 2010-2014 I lived in California, where I gained an MFA in Visual Art from UC San Diego.
I co-convene COLLEEX, a European network for Ethnographic Experimentation, and I'm a proud member of the Arts Catalyst advisory group. I'm a returning artist-in-residence and fellow of Mildred's Lane (an art and ecology comlex(ity) in rural Pennsylvania), a member of the Social Morphologies Research Research Unit, and the UCL Multimedia Anthropology Lab, both based in the UCL Department of Anthropology. contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org