I have been developing a sensory performance practice since joining Oily Cart Theatre as their first Associate Artist in 2019. 

At the moment I am very focussed on learning rather than output with this work, but my work in this area has included:

  • collaborating artist on the sensory film Something Love made with Oily Cart
  • research and development into sound as a form of touch and intimacy without social interaction funded by Unlimited and Jerwood Arts
  • residencies in specialist schools in London and Leicestershire looking at sensory sound making and voice (including artist in residence as part of Attenborough Arts Centre’s SENsory Atelier programme)
  • a collaboration with Tim Spooner to create an interactive sensory listening device Tilde
  • a headphone piece commissioned by Oily Cart and Polyglot Theatre for their new collaborative work When The World Turns
  • a remote musical collaboration with young people facing multiple barriers to access and their families
  • dramaturg on Jamboree by Oily Cart
  • dramaturg on All Wrapped Up by Oily Cart

I am particularly interested in methodologies of collaboration with people who do not operate with language as a primary medium of communication, in sound as sensory practice, and in non-normative use of voice, repetition and looping as cultural crossovers between the worlds of sensory theatre and the live art and experimental performance sector.