Becoming Sea

From 2016-2019 I was funded by the NWCDTP to research creative and critical approaches to writing about the sea. This included exploring details of marine biology (with a particular interest on what can’t be easily seen: plankton, deep sea life, and man-made pollution) and my phenomenological experience of the sea. I received my PhD from the University  Liverpool in October 2019.
You can read the critical component of the thesis here .The creative portfolio, melt, is due to be published by Waterloo Press in Autumn 2020

Recent writings related to this project can be found on Liverpool University’s  Citizen of Everywhere blog and Literature and Science hub. 

You can listen to a 15 minute talk I gave in Durham late 2017 about short-sightedness and becoming here:

The Seventh Door

The Seventh Door is an audio walk set in the centre of Aberdeen, taking you on a walk through time, space and your imagination.

You can download audio tracks and map here

Commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts, as part of their Stepping Out Project, written in collaboration with Maya Chowdhry

Launched at SPECTRA festival, Aberdeen. February 2017

Ripple

Ripple

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Triptych exploring the fragility of life by examining the impact of climate change on the Indian subcontinent. Installation includes interactive poetic sculptures, that use both sculptural extension and augmented reality to illuminate anthropogenic climate change. Collaboration with Maya Chowdhry. Exhibited at Menier Gallery, London as part of GFEST. November
Project website: Ripple

Colne Rising

contour boat in dark

contour boat in darkClimate change has become climate chaos, and even 75 miles inland is not safe from the sea. A series of short spoken-word performances will submerge you in this new world with its own history, populated by seemingly familiar people, places and stories. But as with all future scenarios nothing is certain…

While you can download the walk map here, you might be as well to use the ordance survey leisure map OL21 as a backup. The walk begins at Marsden Park, HD7 6ERcolne rising walk map

Download and listen to the story here: audio files

Or download the viewranger app to listen in situ

I made a limited edition artist book incorporating images from Talya Baldwin’s original artwork. If you’d like to buy a copy, please get in touch

Colne Rising Pamphlet

Lune Rising

lune rising figure

lune rising figureThe year is 2060. Sea levels have surged. Lancaster is reduced to Castle Island. A voice, the sole remaining inhabitant,  guides you around this un/familiar coastline. …

A self-guided audio tour created for Lancaster’s First Friday in June 2015

You can download it from Soundcloud and listen to it at home, or have it ready should you ever find yourself in Lancaster


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