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I am interested in presenting spaces that offer intimacy, the availability of resources, as offers of physical space to hold care, exchange and conversation above anything else. These spaces have recently incorporated transportable bookshelves as artworks, and holding self-published manifestos and manuals exploring possible ways of working towards 'better spaces'. I am drawn to self-governed and self-organised 'open archives' as validated material, such as the ones we have at home; the Twitter feeds from 5 years ago, family photo albums and diaries, birthday cards from grandparents. This is drawn from the heart of my work that strategy and feedback from action are more significant than detailed planning; hierarchies give way to networks where the periphery is as important as the centre, and self interest and competition should be balanced by trust and cooperation.
My work looks to have open access as Socratic elenchus over prescriptive schooling or explication to seek the production of expertise and the authoritative pronouncement of trust, where people happen to have conversation. It is a generative, productive impulse that propels a desire to communicate. It is what brings artists and the audience to the same space.
I prefer collaborating with other artists over being in competition for opportunities.