Techno-Realism Creative Writing
Challenging institutionalised knowledge-based systems prescribing ‘acceptable’ global citizenship standards.
In my artistic practice I explore areas of knowledge that are characterised by their lack of discussion. My work reflects upon the aspects of our lives that we are taught not to think about or openly question. In this ‘Domestic Document’ I utilise the mediums of writing, photography, music and spoken word.
‘Benediction Body Scrub’ is a research project focusing on the fluctuant nature of identity, gender and our own negotiations of understanding when contemplating own-experiences, imagined scenarios and mental health. I address the universal, though unspoken, understanding of mental health. We are familiar of our own struggle but cannot comprehend that of others. Therefore, the discussion remains silent and we are forced to compartmentalise these feelings and hide them. This paradoxically being through the universal taught act of seeking sanctuary within the familiar, comforting domestic realm – often simultaneously promoting the notion of solitude.
[Exhibition: WhiteSpace Gallery, Edinburgh]
-13th March 2020