Set in an imagined future What’s Eating Our Reality is a three course meal with a difference. This intimate show explores the journey your food has taken from seed to field to table illuminating issues of food justice. Host Maya Chowdhry orchestrates the ritual of dining and uses media art to gently immerse the audience in a new reality, one in which the food they love may be in short supply. →
A research and development project investigating the use of augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience. Building on and developing my work created via Divergency, through investigations with technologists, live artists and potential audiences to create a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology. →
Transmedia story produced as part of ‘Continent Chop Chop’ by Virtual Migrants, a story told through poetry, music and digital-media connecting legacies of inequality to climate change.
Using invisible theatre, and conveying the story of Ethical People Movement across web, twitter, YouTube and Bandcamp, this story explores ‘white-saviour complex’ and asks the audience to look beyond the issues of climate justice, refugees and austerity into their complex connectivity. →
In collaboration with artist and poet Sarah Hymas, a Triptych of freestanding oversized artist books that use augmented reality, organic objects and poetic text to explore climate change. The Installation consists of interactive poetic sculptures that use augmented reality to illuminate anthropogenic climate change. Shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award. →
An immersive literature work for Manchester Literature Festival 2014. This transmedia work features a location based storytrail, micro-projection, origami narrowboat and a live performance on a traditional narrowboat.
Explore hidden, lost and imagined lives of Manchester with a story that runs across rivers Irwell and Medlock, the Rochdale and Bridgewater canals, linking them to iconic Manchester venues such as The Royal Exchange. →
A digital art residency with Lets Go Global. Poppy is an ambitious digital arts project exploring a contemporary, conceptual view of the First World War Centenary. It is happening in libraries across Trafford, Stockport, Manchester and Salford with local communities. Working with groups across Stockport, and with artist and writer Seni Seniviratne, we explored a range of digital tools for story making, including StopMotion, photography and video. Work was exhibited in an exhibition at Ordshall Hall, Salford and in an app. →
The Salmagundi crash lands in Stoke-on-Trent library all next week for half-term! The Salmagundi crash lands at Stoke-on-Trent →
A B Arts commission to write an interactive story experience for 9-13 year olds. Working with young people in Stoke-on-Trent to produce an immersive story experience to tour libraries and arts centres 2014-2017 with the aim of encouraging young people to continue their lifelong reading journey. →
I have worked as a writer and artist with a range of organisations such as B Arts, Northern Ballet Theatre, Lets Go, The Arvon Foundation and Contact (young people’s theatre) and with a range of participants, from those with little experience of the arts and creative writing, to those aspiring to become writers and artists. My projects and residencies include a diverse range of groups, including women’s groups, Asian and youth groups. →
An interactive installation exploring the role of water in our lives and the impending water scarcity that will affect parts of our planet in the near future. A hydroponic herb garden, made from upcycled water bottles, triggers animations which tell the stories of water, whilst a barcode scanner triggers a webcam that captures the audience’s image and refracts it into a mosaic of images of water. →