I design, light, and make things.
My work has been seen in theatres, opera houses, tunnels, art galleries, community centres, shopping centres, warehouses, wardrobes, the internet and a palace.
As a designer, I often (though not exclusively) collaborate on theatre, performance, and contemporary dance projects.
As a theatre maker, I co-direct Dens & Signals (with Jane Packman). And from time to time, I also make installations, animations, and write.
I’m an Associate Artist of Coney.
Hopefully, this website offers a flavour of what I do, although it’s far from comprehensive. Please get in touch with me, or keep reading, if you’d like to know more.
DESIGN & LIGHTING DESIGN
I have extensive experience of design and lighting design for theatre, dance, devised-performance and galleries/installations.
Recent design includes Greg Wohead’s Comeback Special (also lighting); Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin’s Confirmation (design consultant); Sophie Nuzel’s Adventures of the Little Ghost; Kiln Ensemble’s A Journey Around My Skull (also lighting); and Melanie Wilson’s Landscape II (co-design).
Recent lighting design includes Sleepdogs’ Dark Land Light House; Abuelo for Birmingham Rep; Family Portrait for Leila McMillan; Uninvited Guests’ This Last Tempest, Make Better Please and It Is Like It Ought To Be; Kiln Ensemble’s The Furies; and Melanie Wilson’s Autobiographer; Parallel Lines for Candoco; Rise for Tom Dale Company; Quick! for Nina Rajarani/The Place.
Gallery/Installation includes: The Last Judgement for Uninvited Guests at Tate Britain; The Fall of Man (Tate Britain) and Delirium (Serpentine Pavilion) for Spartacus Chetwynd.
KEY PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS
I was an artist/writer in the core creative team for the award-winning Midsummer Night’s Dreaming / #dream40 collaboration between the RSC and Google Creative Labs. My 8-minute animation An Illustrated History of Bearmingham was commissioned by Birmingham Rep and Flatpack Festival, as part of the Library of Birmingham’s Discovery season. Mister Volder Goes To The City – an exhibition created in collaboration with artist Rebecca Hurst – was commissioned by and presented at mac Birmingham. I was part of the core team who co-authored Coney’s seminal (“playing theatre”) interactive performance A Small Town Anywhere.
A key element of my work is collaboration with other artists: I have extensive experience of both conceiving and contributing to the creation and delivery of extraordinary projects.
Previously, I was a member of performance collective Mapping4D from 2003-2007, with whom I collaborated on Slender, The Pink Bits, and Vertigo.
I was a co-founder of performance/installation collective wireframe, 1998-2002.