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Photo credit: Mia Niedojadlo
I compose soundwalks as a means of deepening
engagement with my environment and for over 20 years have
been using the medium as a tactical and critical
tool in a collective re-imagining of the sonic and human
landscape. My interest is in close observation of our
surroundings, with the aim of exposing the irresistible
processes of change at individual, societal and global
levels. I apply augmented reality in the form of
soundwalks, combining field recordings with archival
material and time-shifting sounds absent from our
contemporary soundscape (with a nod to R. Murray Schafer).
Photo credit: Allan Siegel
In addition to lecturing on the progressive interdisciplinary Fine Art course at Nottingham Trent University for the past two decades, and running the Masters in Fine Art (MFA) there, I have taught students in Japan, Hungary, Norway, Germany, Sweden and France. In recent years I have been working with organisations that support refugees and asylum seekers, running workshops that use the media of sound and clay to draw out and enable the sharing of individual stories.
For further information on workshops and teaching contact email@example.com
My artistic research engages with several areas of enquiry, around thematics such as failed modernist utopias and resonant ruination.
I have presented papers and soundwalks at international conferences and participated in artistic research residencies, and contributed to journals and publications, such as Dance Theatre Journal. I am co-author of Trial: A Study of the Devising Process in Reckless Sleepers' ‘Schrödinger's Box. A list of publications can be found here, also a bibliography containing texts that have informed my research. Alongside sound/walking practice, I have also produced the following research outputs