Hey there. I’m a multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. I work with game structures and mixed media to create participatory experiences that blur the boundaries between fact and fiction, public and private, familiar and strange. The experiences in my work are often filtered through a layer of abstraction; previous projects have used the Tarot, cut-up techniques, space weather and superhero mythology as frameworks for exploration.
My work is primarily concerned with meaning and identity, and how we as humans construct it – for ourselves, and with each other. Personal mythologies, communal narratives, ritual, symbol, code. Why do we look up at the stars and see constellations? I’m also fascinated with urban darknets, hidden cities, and secret societies that hide in plain sight.
I’m drawn to shadows, rifts, the inscrutable and the ineffable. When I’m not making works for the public I can often be found wandering down graffitied drains and obscure laneways with camera in tow, or constructing elaborate found-object compositions from childhood soft toys, broken jewelry, discarded chandeliers, paper umbrellas, old medicine bottles, and whatever else drifts along.
I’m currently pursuing a practice-based PhD at RMIT, where I’m attempting to synthesize all of the above. Wish me luck.
(Oh, and I’m also the Pervasive Play Developer for Pop Up Playground. We make some pretty fun stuff – come see for yourself!)