I am an interdisciplinary researcher and artist working on the lived experience and aesthetics of care at the intersections of my identity as a carer, a mother, and a teacher. In my work I centralise artistic explorations of what it means and feels to care in a practice that merges performance, applied performance, and uses of matter in installations, photography, audio, and video work. Informed by challenges in the lived experience of care provision and echoing struggles of burnout and trauma, my practice has eventually developed as a self-devised, performative method of healing. Considering and exploring the politics of care and self-care, my work advances a provocation for an understanding of care through a framework of aesthetics which extends to notions of poetics.

I work with post-human and eco-feminist perspectives that explore new materialities and temporalities of care. My performances and installations are inspired by visual structures of pattern, form, and scale, transforming the ways that caring labour is experienced into the language of performance. I consider rocky earth formations and mountains as caring and repairing landscapes. Temporal examinations and time-related configurations of care are also central in my practice as performative patterns of interruption, repetition and stretching of time in making patience, in aesthetic languages of working with props in scenographic arrangements and materials such as paper.

I am currently completing a PhD at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with an innovative practice-based research on the performance(s) of care. In applied performance (MA Applied Theatre - Distinction, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), I work with communities in designing and facilitating methodologies of participatory performance as ‘applied care’ that promotes and supports critical understandings of self-care.
My performances and applied performance works have been presented at art festivals and events (Barbican OpenFest, London, Something Human Arts, Kingston University, Ithacia Festival, Birmingham) and at London and Athens galleries (Platform 1 Gallery, Leyden Gallery, Academia Romantica). I present at conferences and publish regularly on my artistic and academic research on the performance of care.


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