UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS (2020) is a project bringing together patient ambassadors for Blood Cancer UK and stem cell researchers working at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre. Through a series of stop-motion animation workshops held via Zoom, participants developed hand-cut animation sequences exploring their experiences of ‘the unknown’ in relation to living with blood cancer, the challenges of research and the global uncertainties of Covid-19. Animation materials included paper, velvet and issues of National Geographic published in 1960, the year Blood Cancer UK officially became a charity.
Commissioned by the Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute as part of its Public Engagement programme, project outcomes include an animated film featuring participants’ stop-motion sequences (Futuramic Unknown, 2020) and an installation for the Jeffery Cheah Biomedical Center at Cambridge Biomedical Campus (The Night the Mountains Moved, 2020).
MA Performance Practice as Research, Central School of Speech and Drama, London UK (2009-2010)
BFA Directing & Playwriting, University of Wyoming, US (2005-2008)
2022 One of Us, Worthing Promenade, Worthing Borough Council, public artwork.
2022 Here/Now, Nun's Way Pavilion exterior, Kettle’s Yard and Cambridge City Council, public artwork.
2022 Sunshine England, Kettle's Yard, video installation.
2021 Making Visible, FutureCity/Cambridge Biomedical Centre with Hannah Jane Walker, public artwork.
2020 The Night the Mountains Moved, Wellcome-MRC Stem Cell Institute, Jeffery Cheah Biomedical Centre, public artwork.
2020 Tourist, B-side Festival, public artwork.
2019 Sierra Tango Foxtrot, Landguard Fort/English Heritage, Pier Projects, public artwork.
2018 Pence Sterling, Other Ways, public intervention.
2017 Perfect Day, Hunt & Darton, 24-Hr Radio Local, radio series.
2017 Diplomat, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Open Online 7, single-channel digital film cycle.
2016 A VALE, University College London, Festival of Culture, public artwork.
2014 The Fictional Woods, University College London, One Day in the City, installation and headphone sound-walk.*
2014 Fade Into View, Cambridge Art Salon, Romsey Art Festival, headphone sound-walk*
2012 The Invisible City, University College London, One Day in the City, headphone sound-walk.*
2011 Coming Forth By Day, The British Museum, Egyptian Book of the Dead, gallery performance.*
2010 The Golden Rail, The Old Vic Tunnels, December Nights, performance installation and headphone sound-walk.*
2010 Virtue In Flames, The British Museum, Italian Renaissance Drawings, gallery performance.*
2010 The Invisible City, The Old Vic Tunnels, Dark Carnival, installation and headphone sound-walk.*
2010 Object 27, The British Museum with BBC Radio 4, A History of the World in 100 Objects, gallery performance.*
SELECTED SOLO & LIVE WORK
2018 My Vinyl Ate Your MP3, Cambridge Junction.
2018 9th and Castle, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.
2018 Still Murmuring, Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge.
2018 P.S. We’re Still Here, Science Festival, University of Cambridge.
2017 Splitter, Cambridge Junction.
2016 Marginalia, Cambridge Junction.
2012 Point of Interest, Accidental Festival, The Roundhouse, London.*
2011 Shore Leave, Hide & Seek Sandpit, National Maritime Museum, London.*
2011 The Portable Emporium, Accidental Festival, The Roundhouse, London.*
2011 The Healer, Scratch Festival, Battersea Arts Centre, London.*
SOCIAL ARTS PROJECTS
2022 Here/Now, Kettle’s Yard with Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council, working with Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers.
2020 Unknown Unknowns, Wellcome-MRC Stem Cell Institute with Blood Cancer UK.
2018 The Gold 45 Prototype, Arts Council England.
2017 The Bread Project, Kettle’s Yard, Open House.
2021 Global Conversations, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
2021 B-side Festival, Portland, Dorset.
2021 Constellation 18, Cambridge Artworks.
2021 Letchworth Open, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth.
2020 Wide Open, Motion Sickness, Cambridge.
2019 The Cambridge Show, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.
2018 A Raid on the Inarticulate, Crypt Gallery, London.
2018 Actions, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.
2018 Numerology, Humble Arts Foundation, online.
2018 The Art of Relation, Cambridge Artspace.
2017 Open Online 7, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art.
2016 Art Language Location, site specific work, Cambridge.
2015 Art Language Location, site specific work, Cambridge.
2011 Travelling Sounds Library, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh & touring.*
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2021 Arts Council England, DYCP.
2020 Collusion, Sook residency.
2019 Arts Council England, Project Grant.
2019 Cambridge Junction, Idle Hour R&D residency.
2018 Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts award.
2017 Cambridge Junction/Cambridge City Council, Radio Local residency.
2017 Collusion, Data Lab residency.
2016 Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts award.
2016 Cambridge Junction, Research and development residency.
2015 Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts award.
*working under the moniker Unclaimed Creatures