NEW MEDIA AND SCULPTURE
My work explores the parallels between nuclear power and insect activity through an installation and film hybrid practice. I have spent much of my time around Heysham Power Station where my research is based, and my current work explores the relationship between sites of atomic power and cave systems; both are secretive and hard to access, yet they still elude human understanding.
Mutation is a recurring motif in my work; a sense of something alien growing out of control evokes repulsion from the viewer. Despite attempts to control nature down to the very atoms that make up our world, radioactive decay continues to be a life-threatening risk and is usually locked away deep underground, as if preserving something precious. This strange equilibrium is central to my work; my film explores human sentimentality in relation to the grotesque and questions ownership, interference, and invasion.