Artist Statement

My work is located in the social practices of groups and individuals, situated in the built environment. It is concerned with speculatively documenting community actions, typically incorporating pedagogy and healthcare, to address the challenges of destructive social phenomena. It is a practice which unfolds slowly, through extended engagement and driven by an open and collaborative spirit. It reflexively utilises several methodologies, including performance and staging in order 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.