I have always been interested in immersive experiences and the dynamics existing between our conscious state and the external environment. For the past ten years I have enjoyed playing with the synchronicity afforded by ritual contrasted with discordant elements created through performance. The overarching theme has always been alterity. How one locates the self and other within a given situation, especially when it sits outside normal interpretive perimeters. I am currently developing EEG determined VR experiences as a new form of immersive installation and state of performance, which could potentially enhance all the alienation versus intimate dynamics described in earlier works.
I have a keen interested in brain, mind and neurological sciences and this is the first time I have been able to develop that relationship with the tangible use of diagnostics. In terms of alterity this makes perfect sense as it helps us better understand or at least recognise different inner states of being. There is a wonderful collaboration between art and science that I feel has yet to be fully exploited and I intend to be at the front of the queue. A lot of knowledge has been made available by the field of neurology and i have added this information to my tool kit.