My work is particularly concerned with how socially-engaged art practice can develop participatory methodologies to explore our relationships to space, place and people. The projects featured here are long term and have been set in urban and rural contexts.
As an artist I develop practical methods with collaborators in response to a context, often exploring ways of knowing and interacting in the world such as making, walking, mapping, inhabiting, place-making or sensing. Outcomes are the co-development and co-creation of artistic actions, situations, sites of exchange, artefacts and documentation.
While there is some documentation on this website, the projects are also archived through dedicated websites, social media sites/pages, in public talks, recordings, broadcasts, publications and ephemera in the form of posters, flyers etc.
I'm currently working on a new collaboration with two artists, Elinor Rivers and fellow Cork Artist Collective member Colette Lewis, under the title of The Institute of Dwelling, which is a social art practice working with the concept of dwelling under the characterisations of; ‘a place of residence’, ‘considering’ and ‘being’.The Institute of Dwelling invites an exploration of dwelling through the hands-on experience of working with materials and inhabiting spaces. To see documentation of our research process see, https://www.facebook.com/IofDwelling/