Your Blue Mountain, September 2014
My artistic research practice is one of reading as writing and writing as reading. I examine the structure of a novel and translate the structure into another medium in order to experience the dialogue in this space between the two works. Reading is both meaning-making and mapping, and it implicitly involves an investigation into the interrelationship of identity and ecology. I am especially interested in the ways in which autobiography is a practice of reading, remembering, reconstructing. I move out from the space of the place of a novel…involving the body in relation to the witnessed /read work. I enact translating the novel into my own autobiographical work as a means of understanding what motivates me and others to create. The individual identity is in flux in relation to a social and natural ecology. One is in a space encountered and denied a self existing in this space between the read novel and the written. What are these places the self in this place and the self not in this place. My work investigates nomadic shifting self and the forms it inhabits.