I am a visual artist working with film & photography. My work often references the social body and investigates how society shapes people as human beings, as well as engaging with the fundamental issue of how trust comes to be mutually constituted between artist and subject. I’m particularly interested in subjects taking a greater ownership of the process, while at the same time, exposing this very process as part of the overall work.
Recent work has focused on aspects of the human condition, such as ageing and our preoccupation with the ‘perfect’ body. In my most recent work for example, I explore the relationship older people have with fashion, and whether older people abandon fashion or whether fashion abandons older people.
In 2010 I completed a feature documentary The Hidden Garden, which was premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival. With my photographic work, I have exhibited most recently with My Way at Draíocht in Blanchardstown (2011) as part of a 15-month artist residency, Wearing Purple at The Clyne Gallery, Dublin (2011), my video work Gubu in The Exchange Gallery, Dublin (2010), at ev+a / Reading the City in Limerick (2009), at Recontres D’Arles, France (2009), and at Newspace Centre for Photography, Portland, Oregon, US (2008).