I am an artist and researcher; I work collaboratively with Kathern Owens as ‘greenandowens’. Our practice is characterised as performance writing, and encompasses a range of approaches including sound, scores, zines, craft, walking, and performances of the everyday. We are currently in the final stages of our co-authored practice-research PhD project through the University of Plymouth, that investigates performance writing as a form of resistance to precarity. Our work sits at the intersection of performance studies, drama and fine art.
In 2022 Owens and I were commissioned as part of the Suzanne Lacy retrospective What Kind of City at the Whitworth to create Borderlines, a walking performance that was created in collaboration with the queer constituant group. Inspired by Lacy’s work Across and In-between (2018) We invited participants to map out their queer borders of the city (some of these were invisible and some more clearly defined) and we set out to walk these together.
We are currently in the process of planning a number of postdoctoral artistic projects including a body of work looking at swimming in relation to joy and leisure and will include swimming performances, sound art, performance writing, and craft. Alongside this we are hoping to establish a small publishing imprint that will focus on performance writing.
Before joining the department in 2022 I taught at Leeds Beckett University, The Institute for Study Abroad, The University of Plymouth, and Sheffield Hallam University.