I work across photography, video and performance. The interests underlying all my work are the tensions between the individual and the place and circumstances they inhabit, and the human mind in conflict with itself. In visual media, I design an aesthetic representing an individual’s thought processes, using a precisely crafted audio-visual mood and rhythm to trap the audience into their subjective experience. My performance mixes popular alt-drag cabaret with live-art aesthetics to question gender identities, and portray individuals fighting restrictive social norms. I show work in exhibitions, galleries, film festivals, clubs as well as traditional performance venues.
My art practice is temporarily on hiatus until I complete Medical School at Rouen University (France). I was admitted directly in year 2 in September 2021 via the French equivalent of the graduate fast-track (“Passerelle”) and am now in year 3. I don’t have the time, energy or brain power to do both, but hope to start making art again once I’m (hopefully!) a trainee Psychiatrist in a few years.
Selected live performance
Translucent, Fringe Film Fest, London, November 2018.
Tricyclic Transform, Brighton Pride official cultural program, August 2018.
Transnational Queer Underground, Berlin, Germany, 2018.
Acts Re-Acts 5, Wimbledon College of Arts, 2018.
Kingdom Drag King cabaret, Latest Music Bar & Marlborough theatre, 2017.
Traumfrau/ Xavier de Souza Queer Migrant takover, Marlborough theatre, 2017.
Bar Wotever in Brighton, Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, 2017.
Modern Panic, Apiary Studios, London, 2017.
Trans & Non-Binary conference, performance session, Brighton University, 2017.
Tricyclic Transform, Dreams Before Dawn, Théâtre de Ménilmontant, Paris, 2017.
Tricyclic Transform live, Brighton Fringe, 2017.
#Cam4Art Livestream online performance art festival 2016.
Selected exhibitions and screenings
Colour My World, Brighton Pride official exhibition, 2018.
Festival Miden, Greece, July 2018.
The Other House, Artist’s Open Houses, Brighton 2018.
Leeds Digital Festival, 2018.
Transnational Queer Underground, travelling exhibition, 2017-2018. Tallinn, Estonia; Sofia, Bulgaria; Podgorica, Montenegro; Prague, Czech Republic; Berlin, Germany.
Girls Go BOOM film screening at Punk Feminist Club Night, Rotterdam, NL.
Traverse Video, Toulouse, France, 2018.
Bohemian Like Me, LGBTQ Arts exhibition, Cambridge, February 2018.
#Cam4Art Livestream online performance art festival and #Cam4Art Archive exhibition at Dissenters’ Gallery, London, 2016.
Visions in the Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London, 2016.
Instants Video, Marseilles (FR) & Milan (IT), 2016.
Zone 5 Art Films, Dehli, India, 2016.
Franko B Birthday Bash, London, 2015.
Cinecity Festival, Brighton, 2015.
Gendereel, touring various cities, USA, 2015/2016, 2015.
Wotever DIY Queer Film Fest, London, 2015.
Usurp Zone5 Film Festival, London, 2015.
Deep Trash Italia, London, 2015.
Instants Video, Marseilles, France, 2014.
Shoot me I’m gay, Brighton Pride Arts Festival, 2014.
FEAT, Rottingdean Windmill, Sussex, 2014.
Pride in the House 2013, Lauderdale House, Highgate (Winner of a solo show for 2014), 2013.
Brighton Pride short film compilation, Dukes at Komedia, 2013.
Portland Experimental Film Festival, 2013.
In Paradisum, RichMix, London, 2012.
Site Festival, SVA, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2012.
NEOutopia, City-bound collective, 2011.
Onedotzero Cascade presentation, Adventures in Motion Festival, BFI, 2011.
Brighton Photo Fringe Open ’11 texts project, 2011.
Optica Buenos Aires, Video Art Festival, 2011.
Optica festival, Madrid, Spain, 2011.
MA Digital Arts 2011 Show, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 2011.
Open, New Gallery, London, 2011.
Open Photography 2, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2011.
Electrofringe festival, Festival of electronic arts and culture, Newcastle, Australia, 2010.
Last Friday Shorts, Southend on Sea, 2010.
Long Exposure and Ghost Houses, joint exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre, 2010.
The Women’s Art Show, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke, UK, 2010.
http://photonet.org.uk/anideaofhome, The Photographer’s gallery online slideshow “An idea of home”, 2010.
FILE Electronic Arts festival, Sao Paulo, Brasil (Hypersonica), 2009.
Facing the Future Open Photography – Elysium Gallery, Swansea, 2009.
The Women’s Art Show, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke, UK, 2009.
Art in Woodstock festival, The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 2008.
Through the lens – Open Photography Exhibition Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2008.
Inside Out – Women’s Work exhibition. The Link Gallery, University of Winchester, 2008.
Hysteria Magazine Issue 8, January 2018.
September 2021: Medical School at Rouen University (France), admitted directly in year 2 in via the French equivalent of the graduate fast-track (“Passerelle”), now in year 3. Aiming to hopefully become a trainee Psychiatrist in a few years.
24-28 October 2011: Onedotzero Cascade Graduate Workshop.
2009-2011: MA Visual Arts (Digital Arts), Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Distinction (88/100)
Practice-based research: Designing still and moving lens-based images to represent a subjective perception of space and emotionally influence the viewer.
2002-2005: MSc in Signal Processing and Real Time Systems, specialising in audio applications, at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), a Grande Ecole in Paris. 2.1 Honours.
2000-2002 : Classe Préparatoire MPSI/MP, equivalent to a BSc in Maths and Physics.