I am a catalyst, artist, and public practitioner.
Weaving through the intersections of art, education and activism, I explore the autobiographical as a form of embodied knowledge to strengthen relational connections and reveal socially critical material in our everyday rituals. I am fascinated in art as social research, social action and pedagogy. More so, facilitating new ways of being together in a collective space, where new forms of learning and sociality could emerge. To actively listen to each other in an increasingly louder world. To slow down, build trust and hold space for each other.
My work is driven by the desire to build a place of connection and care in increasingly divisive times - a locus of aspiration that is essentially utopian. Yet, perhaps activism is the process of unlearning what we know, envisioning the world we want, and then actively practising to hasten its arrival. We’re all imperfectly stitched and entangled within each other’s stories. Narratives are enduring in unravelling our wider complex socio-economic, political constructs, and activating a civic dialogue. This consciousness inspires me to create spaces to catalyse these conversations, as well as to honour and share our lived experience.