I'm delighted that my video 'The conversation' has been long listed for this years Aesthetica Art Prize.
'The conversation' 'What is it like living with your mothers absence'? 3 women talking about the effect of their mothers deaths on their lives, articulating the hidden effects of maternal bereavement during adolescence. Funded by the Arts Council and Wellcome Trust .
Family Ties Network: Subject Missing is the first Family Ties Network (FTN) event to be hosted at the Glasgow School of Art. It asks how can lens-based practices investigate physical absences of parental/maternal figures and move beyond current representations of the missing or the lost within the ‘family’?
The event is free but booking is essential as places are limited. Family Ties Network: Subject Missing is supported through the GSA’s Research Development Fund.
The Family Ties Network (FTN) is a nationwide research group of artists, filmmakers and writers who explore memory, space, place and the family in photography and moving image. Formed after the 'Family Ties: Recollection and Representation' conference (London, 2012) the FTN has since established a strong track record for producing innovative creative practice and research events http://familytiesnetwork.wordpress.com/events/ throughout the UK.
Enjoying working with glass again on new design project.
I'm currently on an artists residency at Kilpisjärvi biological station run as part of the Ars Bioartica programme and Helsinki University in the far north of Finland inside the Arctic circle. You can see my blog on my Project page.