I have always enjoyed engaging in making experimental short films. Much of my work combines nature, music and poetry. I enjoy the performance aspects of this medium and the cross referencing between art, popular culture and performance. Surrealism in film has inspired me to create experimental pieces that focus on nature, ordinary every day objects and events.
I have always been very inspired by the Punk era in terms of music and film. Having grown up throughout that era I remember admiring and being inspired at how art, fashion, music and film linked together so well. I think this combination of Punk culture and video art is an interesting collaboration as it lends itself to politics, popular culture and fashion trends which were all part of the desire for self expression, identity and making radical change happen in society.
Much of my work takes one idea and focused on this from new angles such as my film The Swan and Seagulls where I emphasise the beauty and strangeness of the these beautiful creatures. I was very inspired by the film maker Tarkovsky to look at ways of combining the spiritual elements with our surroundings.
Some of my films such as Marilyn’s Grid focus on the theatrical and dramatic themes focusing on suspense. I do enjoy taking a one or two objects and seeing how far I can experiment with minimal amount of props. In this film I emphasise drama and suspense with three objects, a magazine, a grid and a piece of paper.
I use a variety of techniques for filming. In the past I have used a video camera and edited my work on the computer. In recent years I have used my Iphone to film using apps to edit and record. I am now looking into further ways in which to experiment with this medium. You can view my experimental films on the YouTube links below and on Vimeo