We all spring into the world from the home. And my present home and its complications have led me to explore our relationship with belongings and where we position ourselves in the battle between possessions and space and what we imagine we need.
Our trajectory into the world is also coloured by the emotional dynamics of our early home. Tryng to fully fathom whatever was going on there, without getting lassoed, is an ongoing challenge too.
Living happily in Egypt twice, spending ambivalent, short blocks in USA and long sentences in UK; I have been catapulted between different cultural takes on consumption, sharing and how we welcome people (if at all).
I was made warmly welcome during my seven years in Egypt which was transforming. This was a lucky second up-bringing for me, albeit as an adult.
As a cultural practitioner I explore how we share resources, personal information and how we move in shared space. The latter is not a recognised subject but it should be. I call it Social Choreography and explore this and the wider theme of ‘sharing’ through interactive installations (which often involve me as one of the interactive parts). My approach is light and searching.
Painting, sculpture and textiles take up solitary time. Cultural themes and my journey through womanhood, often crop up here too – sometimes uninvited…