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.
Living happily in Egypt twice, 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 welcome during my seven years in Egypt. This was transforming and a lucky second up-bringing for me, albeit as an adult.
As a cultural practitioner I also 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…