About the Artist
I am a movement artist living in the lower Teifi valley, west Wales. My practice is improvisatory, I respond to the circumstances I find myself in and make work that moves in correspondence with other things and beings. In a choreographic frame I begin with and re-turn to the motile materiality of the body and its agency amongst an assemblage of other forces, flows and matter. I’m a maker that moves and I’m interested in what it is to move with others and to tune to the forces that think through matter and that touch sensate bodies.
I am in the midst of an AHRC-funded PhD by practice at University of Glasgow. I’m currently moving and thinking with what Posthuman ecology says in relation to choreographies of touch and affect.
About the Commission
I have been engaged in an unfolding processual work with the Afon Dulais river that flows close to my home since 2006, a practice of listening to the river’s shifting seasonal frequencies whilst attempting to materialise these in sound. Immersing myself physically within the river I use the machinic sensitivity of a Fender Stratocaster to allow places of eddy, surface movement and interference in the river’s body to express themselves through the guitar’s strings. I am interested in what I am able to hear and feel in this diffractive, co-generated field and I make binaural recordings that serve as glimpses of this process.
For this digital commission from the Centre of Material Thinking, Aberystwyth University I will visit the river each week in May, resuming this practice at 4 different places of access moving downstream. I will make short binaural recordings of each iteration, with a written diary.