FLYING FOR FREEDOM
Flying for freedom a public intervention during Manchester pride. Flying rainbow kites in Manchester piccadilly gardens. A great and fun way to engage with people and and highlight the struggles of the lgbtq+ communities all over the world. looking at equality and freedoms.
A QUEER REVOLT
A queer intervention high above the city reclaiming space. A bunch of riotous Queers occupying the city skyline with a rainbow smoke flag. Organised by myself and artist Rosanne Robertson as part of our IMPOSE||LIFT curatorship of Bill Drummond’s Curfew Tower- paired with action in Cushendall titled Pinning Our Colours to the Mast in which we raised a rainbow flag at the tower and declared it a Queer space.
high above the city a site-specific intervention
unconscious mur mur
This work came about after i had a major operation and felt that i had a near death experience. where i could see the landscape in front of me starting to black out in pieces as i felt my life slipping away and a sense of loss. I wanted to recreate this by blacking out parts of the sky above the city. like a bird murmuration but the mur mur on this occasion referring to the mur murs of the heart beating. There was something quite poetical with the black shapes moving with the wind changing form as the balloons joined together. Creating a loss and changing the landscape of the city for a short time.
created for the Might and Main artist residency.
“Might and Main is a project exploring the mechanisms and celebrating the outputs of the artist led- researching the importance of place and space to artistic production from Manchester city centre artist led studio and project space The Penthouse”.
i thought this work was perfect for the Residency, using the building as a base for the work with-in the city landscape. this work was visible from quite a distance creating vast visibility for the art work and from a distance you get the full affect not quite knowing what the black shapes are that are obscuring the view.