Unentitled is a new collaboration with the Visual artist Barbara Dougan Taylor
For the past two years we have been working together on a series of film ,Installation and live performance pieces .
Unentitled is a large body of work that explores concepts of constraint, confinement, resistance and adaptation. A common interest in how circumstances restrict and determine behaviour has led us to develop scenarios for movement within a network of stretched elastic.
Barbara has been making films for several years which record actions defined by confinement, in a perpetual cycle of futile effort to break out of inhibiting circumstances. My direct physical engagement in the work is as much a process of personal investigation - into how we constrict and limit ourselves - as into how the social, familial, domestic and political environments place limitations. These works are about the individual in the context of society and the community. They represent the struggle for fulfillment and self-expression, of finding our way out - often of our own preconceptions and prejudices - but also those imposed on us by others.
Since February 2015 we have been able to work together regularly, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, a New Collaborations bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company, and generous support from individuals.
The work has been shown at The Place London,Metal in Peterborough, Blickling hall Norfolk and The grove studio Bury St Edmunds.
We are at the moment developing some of the ideas from our ongoing research and will be presenting work and live performance at the Minories gallery in Colchester in November 2015.