Visual Arts, Nottingham Trent University
Researching the sensuous non-representational power of posthuman photography, this research considers sounds, smell, voices and touch as agency that matters in photographic production and zooms in on their material practices by asking: what do these practices do?
To learn these material practices, I utilise participatory action research through collaboration with field partner such as Photo Parlour Nottingham, Polaroid, FujiFilm, Hahnemühle and studio-based experimental art practice.
Aesthetics of production showing are not treated as reflections in a representational sense. Production becomes a continuous thing, performing situated knowledge through sametimeness. Participatory methods of ‘Deep Listening’ and ‘Visual thinking’ co-produce working communities to make sense as collective action.
Collective action: Visual Thinking with photographs, Cracking the Established Order' conference, DeMontford University Leicester
Meaning-Making and Photography: A material performance of non-objects, Conference presentation at Helsinki Photomedia 2016, Aalto University School of Arts and Design
I See, Research project presentation, Swiss Artistic Research Network unconference, Geneva University of Art and Design, CH
Posthuman Aesthetics // Meaning-making // Co-learning and communities of practice // Failure