My research is enmeshed within aural-visual cultures, critical theory and contemporary art practice. I am interested in developing ethico-aesthetic modalities of listening in which specialist subjects areas - media ecologies, animal studies and critical posthumanism - can be performed in both creative and critical ways. Within an age of finitude and increasingly obfuscated digital materialisms, how as Isabelle Stengers asks, do we ‘listen to that which insists, obscurely?'
I am committed to amplifying forms of power within the everyday alongside the creative and critical use of documentary media and site-based performance practices. The technologized landscapes of contemporaneity demand a multi-sensual response in which the affective and non-representational must be encountered within the hard realms of knowledge production or material ‘truth’. In this sense my research constantly navigates the mediated rituals and constructs bound into any process of capture and framing. What or who is being excluded within such processes is a central question for such investigations as is a consideration for more-than-human witnessing and rights.
Aurality [cultures, power, ecology]; nature/post-nature studies [subjectivity, rights, representation]; media ecologies [materialisms, infrastructures, histories]; performance [site-specific art, fictions, documentation]; technology [animals, recycling, misuse]
Associate Lecturer [MA/BA] London College of Communication, UAL
Leverhulme Artist in Residence  Manchester Metropolitan University
Core Member [Listening Across Disciplines] AHRC
Co-Convener/founder [Points of Listening] CRiSAP
Visiting Lecturer [MFA] Central Saint Martins, UAL
Visiting Lecturer [MA/MFA Performance Practice as Research] Central School of Speech and Drama