CURRENT RESEARCH - PhD researcher, Department of Communications, Media and Culture, University of Stirling.
My creative practice explores the phenomenological potential of the filmpoem through production and exhibition methodologies. The filmpoem is a synthesised art form combining poetry and experimental cinematic techniques and typically seeks to create personal affect and intimacy with the subject matter. My audiovisual work engages with film-phenomenology as a film-philosophy to transpose my own sensorial experiences in an attempt to evoke an embodied experience for the viewer.
2012-2014 | MLitt Film Studies, University of Stirling
1995-1998 | BA (hons) Media Production, University of Northumbria
Awards and Recognition
2018 | AHRC, CHASE funded artist workshops, in collaboration with LUX, Goldsmiths and Birkbeck.
2017 | SGSAH funding for RSPB audiovisual installation.
2017 | RSPB Scotland, Loch Lomond, artist in residence.
2017 | Stirling University Faculty funding for filmpoetry seminar, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling.
2016 | AHRC Research in Film Awards, shortlist.
2016 | LUX Scotland bursary winner. Artists’ Moving Image Film Festival, Tramway Theatre, Glasgow.
2016 | AHRC and SGSAH DTP Scholarship.
2015 | Self-funded residency with The Bothy Project at Inshriach, Aviemore.
2012 | Cinema and Television Benevolent Trust Grant for MLitt Film studies course.
2018 | Found
2018 | always carry a camera
2018 | Imprint
2017 | The Essence of Place
2016 | West of Dalabrog
2016 | Dislocation
2014 | Absent-Present
1998-2005 | Sport and advertising programming; Formula One and World Rally Car Championships (BBC and ITV); reality programmes (Channel 4 and 5).
Events, Talks and Writing
2020 April | Experiencing the Filmpoem. Screenworks.org publication. https://doi.org/10.37186/swrks/10.1/7
2019 Nov | Film in Focus, Orkney Film Festival. Film screenings and presentation.
2019 July | Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Brighton. Presentation.
2019 Jan - April | Graduate Teaching Assistant, experimental cinema module.
2019 Feb | CMC research seminar presentation.
2018 Oct/Nov | An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. Film installations.
2018 Oct | Facilitating a practice-as-research workshop for scriptwriting undergraduates, University of Stirling.
2018 Summer | Film screening Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
2018 July | Film-Philosophy Conference, Sweden. Film screening and presentation.
2018 May | Film City Conference, Glasgow. Film screening and presentation.
2018 Jan | MeCCSA Conference. Film screening and presentation.
2017 Oct | Filmpoetry seminar, MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling. Guest speakers were, Guy Sherwin, Jennifer R. Wicks and Jen Hadfield.
2017 Oct | One channel site-specific installation, RSPB Loch Lomond. Collaboration with visual artist, Hugh Watt.
2017 Sept | Official selection best international filmpoem, Festival Silêncio, Lisbon, Portugal.
2017 Sept | Fields of Wheat: Members show. Three films screened at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
2017 Sept | West of Dalabrog screened on http://movingpoems.com.
2017 Sept | Communications, Media and Culture conference, University of Stirling – Presentation of doctoral work.
2017 July | Dislocation screened on http://movingpoems.com.
2017 July | Film-Philosophy Conference, Lancaster University. A Re-imagining of Leighton Peirce’s Experimental Filmmaking.
2017 July | Film Poetry Live, a critique of The Phenomenology of the Filmpoem.
2017 June | Film screening West of Dalabrog and Dislocation, SGSAH Symposium, Lighthouse Gallery, Glasgow.
2017 April | Curating of filmpoems. - an online filmpoetry journal.
2016 March | Teaching: experimental film seminar, undergraduate programme, University of Stirling.
2016 June | Filmpoetry discussion and seminar, in conjunction with the John Schuler Exhibition, University of Stirling.
2016 June | Lesions in the Landscape forum as part of Shona Illingworth’s exhibition. Presentation of my films, Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre, Isle of Uist.
2016 November | West of Dalabrog screened at A celebration of Margaret Tait, Outside-in/Inside-out Poetry Festival, Many Studios, Glasgow.
2016 December | Curating artists’ moving image film programme, Glasgow School of Art.
2016 September | PhD Literature Review, Experiencing the Filmpoem. A Film-Phenomenological Inquiry.
2014 August | Masters dissertation, Articulating the Avant-Garde.
Arts in Health Work
2019 Oct - Ongoing | Volunteer workshop facilitator, Reachout with Arts in Mind.
2019 Oct-Nov | Filmpoetry workshop with Tayside Arts and Health Trust. Facilitating an eight-week workshop for people experiencing aphasia.