I am an artist and researcher exploring the relationship between human bodies, society and technology. I make body responsive installations provoking perceptual enquiries, social interactions and experiences of embodied exploration. These installations are like playful laboratories, relying on the magical qualities of novel new technologies. Biofeedback technology is often used to project the body’s most intimate responses, which in turn affect sound, video and light.
I am fascinated by how our heart beats and breathing behaviour affects the way we feel and ultimately the very quality of our social interactions. I am both excited by the opportunities afforded by biosensing technology and concerned for the consequences of its uncritical use. Through this technology I have engaged with a breadth of issues, from pervasive surveillance culture, the quantified self movement and string theory to carbon emission solutions, public displays of affection and boxing coaching. My works have been described as eliciting feelings of curiosity, wonder and unease in participants. They have been exhibited in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. I currently work out of the Digital Arts Studios in Belfast.
I am completing a fully funded practice based PhD through the University of Technology, Sydney exploring my bio-sensing artworks. A graduate from the Sydney Film School I have a Masters degree in Community Cultural Development from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. When I work within communities I predominately use audiovisual media, particularly video, to enable participants to express their creativity. I am also a yoga practitioner and have been teaching zen yoga for over a decade.