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Artist statement

I am a British-Jamaican multidisciplinary artist & educator with a practice centring folklore & the intangible complexities of the Black diasporic experience; specifically, the storing & telling of stories as familial wealth.

Within my moving image & performance works are monologues that honour the tones & sounds heard within the Black Pentecostal church.

Presently I am interested in care as a cultural landmark & queerness as an answer to trauma in this lifetime, an approach I take within all my educational work where I confront western ways of teaching & learning with a strong belief that public & social art can be used as tool for soft conversations in hostile spaces.
During my time as a Black Hole Club artist, I have used my residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall, commissions for the Film and Video Umbrella, Vivid Projects & The Barber Institute of Fine Arts as opportunities to experiment with installation, filmmaking, performance & writing.

My developing goal is “to speak more conversationally, with rather than at an audience, in the rhythm of my own feelings” (Stuart Hall)