BIO Degrading Cigaret Butts
Working with mycelium and researching how to use it to bio-degraded cigaret butts, in order to create a new material that can be used in art and design. HKU LAB Pastoe Utrecht, Netherlands.
Cicular research for toxic waste streams of cigarettes and plastic:
Researching for turning the toxic waste of cigarette butts into a plastic form that can be used in art and design at HKU LAB Pastoe Utrecht, Netherlands.
A Moment In a Cycle
A moment in a cycle was an installation I made at the start of Autumn 2020. It was something my gut was leading me to make and something I’d been wanting to do for a while. You see at this time of the year; tree surgeons can be seen around the city pruning the branches of large trees that line the streets. These branches lay on the ground for a few days before they are collected and shredded, something I’d been noticing for a few years. This time I started to collect as much as I could and brought them to my studio to create an indoor Autumn canopy, of yet to fall and die leave and branches, to dwell in. My gut wanted to take the time to personally experience what this season had to offer. Being a person that is always busy with multiple things always spinning at once, I felt the need for this to be represented in the space as well. Elevated wooden round plates, that I found near a construction site, were suspending and spinning in mid-air, not quite touching each other but connected by a metal wire grid above. At some point they were also strung together with rope by other master fine art students that were invited into the space. These wooden plates, with holes in them, moved, when touched, at their own rotation and speed as well as remaining still when the interaction ceased. I spend time observing these rotations and movements, hypnotised by their motions and stillness. I looked through the cracks between the leaves and branches that grew, and they died and fell to the ground and let this moment in the season of stillness sink in. What would or should fall away, what will or should die, what should be removed, what should remain still, what should or could connect? These suspended wooden plates and the reflective moments they offered have travelled through my work giving way for the next season to spring forth.
Making & Sharing Connections
Research for mutual sharing and connecting between art practices.
Skip For Circularity
Playful research that was centred around individual flows, patterns, cycles and rhythms.
DIY Mini Landfill
The video shows simple steps for making your own landfill.
This public performance invited the passerby to participate in filling the earth with rubbish. It was a social experiment to spark a reaction from the public towards the accumulation of garbage, how its handed and where it ends up.
A dance performance expressing human movements that prompt a surplus of merchandise.
THE GREY SOFT TRAGEDY 4 PART SERIES
A series of installations, performances and interactions centred around toxic fumes commonly used.
GARBAGE TOSSING COMPETITION
1. Competitors stand behind the starting line, each holding garbage-bags of equal weight.
2. They each get a chance to toss the bag as far as they can.
3. The winner is the one who tosses the bag the furthest.
KALEIDOSCOPE BIN INSTALLATION
Medium: Mixed medium
The kaleidoscope bin is an installation designed to offer a different points of view’s towards the rubbish bin and its content. By creating a multiple-affect of both the individual and the contents of the bin the individual is confronted with themselves, something oddly beautiful and an environmental issue all wrapped in one.
A NEW POINT OF VIEW
DIY 4 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR GARBAGE BAG LOOK ECO-FRIENDLY
SMOKE MACHINE A PROTOTYPE INVENTION
Hand carved wood, plexiglass, metal and other mediums.
The ‘Smoke Machine’ was designed to offer a platform that is playful & interactive simultaneously stimulating the individual to consider what smoking does to the environment and those around them, without encroaching on the individuals comfort zone and habit.