Working in the field of art and ecology I make performance, site-specific walks, writing and workshops. My practice maps processes of exchange between ourselves and others, including animals, weather systems, oceans, forests, villages, cities, countries.
I studied BA Theatre and MA Art and Ecology at Dartington College of Arts and have worked as a visiting lecturer/artist at Dartington College of Arts, Winchester and Plymouth Universities.
My practice makes spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue currently through a series of small scale research gatherings with a low-key intimate atmosphere encouraging reciprocal learning and teaching;
‘study room’ a space to share ideas, fascinations and questions around memory, place and time through presentations and exercises.
‘warm up’ exploring embodied approaches to place, body, listening and relatedness by practicing a variety of methods attending to internal and external landscapes.
‘The feel of the tiniest latch has remained in our hands,’ is a project investigating memory shared across bodies, times and places. As a starting point I am writing the memoirs of my mother Kathleen Bush (78) and mother in law Gail Gauden (73).
By cultivating a multi-layered approach to place using various modes of listening and attention I aim to generate spaciousness in form and process. I am interested in developing emphatic approaches to others including elders and more-than human others. At the centre of my practice is a desire to open up connective spaces for rest, repair, and recovery.
I am currently an Associate Artist at Coombe Farm a rural retreat centre in Dittisham, Devon.