Learning the Long Way is an Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice project, affording me the time & resources to develop new trajectories in my arts practice focusing on sustainability within building & artistic production.
I began this period of research & development in January 2021 and will be completing training, practical experiments & new artistic collaborations across the year.
This work includes: studying Earthship design, studying at the School of Natural Building, completing short courses at Brighton Permaculture, practical experiments with cob, wattle & daube and compost toilets at Custom and developing community driven site-specific works in collaboration with Isabel Pina Ferrier, Daniella Valz Gen and more!
In addition to this I have been assisting Mathew French's Chalk House and worked with artist & lime plaster Jue Sota to learn plastering skills.
You can follow my research (and life) via my instagram and my new collaborative website Cosmic Constructions (coming soon).
As well as developing skills for personal & global sustainability, I am also considering how this knowledge of materials & making connects to my performance practice. I'm currently interested in the history of the use of lime within the theatre and how concepts such as cradle-to-cradle, permaculture & foraging can inform new works.