Your Dedication Worries Me A Little (2013-)
There are currently 1200+ videos of me dancing on YouTube to songs that I like. It is an exercise in building my confidence and trying to care less of what people think about me, as well as getting to share songs that I like with others. Though the videos are posted under a pseudonym I am not performing as a character, but trying to be as true to myself as possible. It is an ongoing project.
You can see the site of the project that was made for my MA show here.
Your Mind & Body Is All That You've Got (2013)
I made this to accompany my photos (Your Mind & Body Is All That You've Got) in a two person show at Photofusion, London in August 2013. I've had phases during my practice where I have felt weird, awkward or bad about making mainly self-portraiture work, one of these phases occurred in the run up to the show. I made the video as a way for others to perhaps understand a little about why I take self-portraits.
The video's audio speaks of experiences that made me self-conscious, lose confidence and struggle with my body image.
Opening Tinder was made for the Laughing My Art Off Symposium on the 25th November 2014 at the London College of Communication.
The audio track is a male housemate and I talking whilst using the dating app Tinder. Our 'strategies' for the app were quite different...
Hotel Mirror Home
Hotel Mirror Home is a remake of a morning when I was at an arts festival sharing a hotel room with a girl I had met a few nights previously (and been placed with by the festival). I had received a phonecall the night before that had upset me deeply and I went into the bathroom and ran the shower so that she couldn't hear me crying or knock on the door if she heard no noise. I ended up just staring at myself blankly feeling kind of empty. The effects of the hot water on the mirror felt quite poignant at the time.