artist in residence
This is a living exhibition of work shown in progress, as artist for the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project ‘Clean Break: Women, Theatre, Organisation and The Criminal Justice System’. The umbrella title for the research and public engagement activities that are coming from this project is Women/Theatre/Justice. wtj is interdisciplinary and led by academics in theatre and performance studies and work and employment relations, in partnership with Clean Break theatre company.
'...'SEE THE WORD' AND CREATE A REALITY FOR THE SCENE.'
viola spolin, innovator in 20th C. theatre
the project's conversations and findings present data where all kinds of voice are seen to be integral to making change. WTJ's research joins spatial realms that allow me to travel back and forth between the individual and communal, to examine the complexities of what is unique and what is general in the human experience.
Spoken, written and semiotic language has grown into the work to at times directly state intent. Other uses reflect a deeper mode of thought where image and text interweave to more subtly share the authorial voice.
these responses then are an extension of the project, where images and words interpret the real and imagined. it works across media to identify different registers of voice, and ultimately becomes a tool to inform other people’s awareness of the research.
this site will see pieces come or go or re-worked throughout the residency.