Since 2014 I have been a producer in residence at the Wellcome Collection's Hubbub Group.
Hubbub is an international collective of social scientists, artists, humanities researchers, scientists, broadcasters, public engagement professionals and mental health experts. We explore the dynamics of rest, noise, tumult, activity and work, as they operate in mental health, the neurosciences, the arts and the everyday. We are based in London as the first residents of The Hub at Wellcome Collection from October 2014 to July 2016.
My final project will explore the Descriptive Experience Technique, a sampling method used by psychologists to detail the content of an individual's inner experience. It is currently in production and will be presented at the Mile End Art Pavilion in October 2016.
Relaxation / Cacophony Tape
Over the summer of 2015 I curated and produced a limited edition cassette featuring original audio works from myself, Nina Garthwaite, James Wilkes, Paul Carr, Laurie Bolger and Sofia Saldanha.
The cassette took cues from classic relaxation tapes popular in the 80s and 90s, complete with our own friendly and welcoming narrator who guided the listener through the works. On the second side of the cassette, the "cacophony" side, I deconstructed the relaxing elements of the relaxation side to turn it into something more stressful.
The work was premiered at the Wellcome Collection's Lates event in September 2015 and cassette was given away free to attendees.
You can listen to the audio below:
During my residency I have worked with a number of the other resident artists and poets to help document their work.