People at work have always preoccupied me. I am particularly moved by the effort of people whose work goes unnoticed, work that becomes erased or undone, or work that seems out of kilter with our time. In my practice I am drawn to record this labour to see if art can inscribe value or somehow make things fairer.

I usually work with the short experimental documentary form, utilising the redemptive power of non-linear video editing in its ability to speed up, reverse, repeat and stop.

Working with and through people is a key part of my practice, I often encourage people to make a creative response to the situation in which we find ourselves, partly out of curiosity and because of the reciprocity this sets up.

Through warmly observing I consider the frailty and resilience of human endeavour.

 

luck and learning image 1
self portrait '08 still 2
Billposters 1 cropped +hue rev 5
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Maintaining Dignity image
firemen searching web
putting things right image 2
putting things right image 3
Superimposition (Alasdair MacKensie and me)
tree fell sheet 2