My practice involves a process of making that focuses on the materiality, tactility and fallibility of celluloid and its marriage with the human body. This relationship, I feel, is alchemic, and forms the basis of my experimentations. I perform interactions with film that incorporate bodily products and fluids. This interaction is an intentional exploration of notions of abjection, and the process of making is homage to the literary works by the likes of Bataille, Rimbaud, and Artaud, and draws upon the artworks of practitioners such as the Viennese Actionists. I attempt to navigate notions of vulgarity and censorship, by creating visual presentations of the streamings of the body's mind, mediated by the filmstrip.
Daniel Ariza • Sacha Brisdion • Harriet Broom • Alex Carter • Paul Cliff • Harry Drake • Wesley Foster • Ruth Garner • Rosie Gray-Jones • Matt Leeves • Josh Rea • Will Steiner • Emma Wilkins •