Artist Statement

The work is located in the social practices of groups and individuals, situated in the built environment. It is concerned with speculatively documenting community actions which typically incorporate pedagogy and healthcare. These targeted interventions often seek to confront the challenges of destructive social phenomena. The practice unfolds slowly through extended engagement and is driven by an open and collaborative spirit. It reflexively utilises several methodologies, which include performance and staging as a means to test the stability of the medium and its narrative possibilities. A theoretical framework brings together ontologies of assemblage, affect and trauma. They are employed to interrogate both the material complexity and psychological charge which manifest in the contested space of the 'documentary' photograph.