Research   Statement

My research is enmeshed within aural-visual cultures, critical theory and contemporary art practice. I am interested in developing modalities of listening across academic writing, performance and mixed media installation. Within an age of finitude and increasingly obfuscated digital materialisms, how as Isabelle Stengers asks, do we ‘listen to that which insists, obscurely?' 

I have conducted experimental projects over a range of eco-critical issues including postproduction nature sound, cryptozoology, digital trash and nonhuman consent. My research is an ongoing investigation into the agencies, materialities and constructs embroiled in the capture and mediation of humans and nonhumans, sites and technologies, observers and subjects. Questions that continually drive my work include: how does environmental sound convey complex geopolitical meaning? How can technology and media be practiced with an eco-critical sensitivity and how might ‘we’ listen beyond the human? I am committed to amplifying forms of power within the creative and critical use of documentary media and site-based performance practices. What or who is excluded within mediatic processes of capture is a central question, as is a consideration for more-than-human witnessing and rights.


Areas

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]


Affiliations

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Listening Across Disciplines II, AHRC, UAL (2019-present)

Associate Lecturer, MA/BA Sound Arts, UAL (ongoing) 

Co-Convener/founder, Points of Listening, CRiSAP (ongoing)

Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Manchester Metropolitan University (2017/18)

Visiting Lecturer, MA Ecology & Contemporary Performance, University of the Arts, Helsinki (2018)

Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins, UAL (2015-2017)

Visiting Lecturer, MA/MFA Performance Practice as Research, CSSD (ongoing)