Research interests: temporal experience in moving image and sound; the relationship between perception, memory, technology and location/situation; discourses on aesthetics, spectatorship and temporality; temporal dislocation and the (dis)connections between sound and image.
My PhD thesis (awarded in 2014), Anticipated Retrospection: manifesting pastness in moving image and sound through art practice proposes that a sense of past can be experienced through a complex materiality. In seeking to reveal this, I investigated areas of disjuncture in temporal experience and how differing temporalities can be ‘known’. I made use of my own spectatorial experience of archival film, its transference to analogue/digital video and produced my own footage in response. Coastal landscape, sea and sky were used as a means of examining spectatorship and location, context and the ontological implications. I also traced a discourse around the experience of time and materiality through artists’ film and video, examining reflexive and apperceptive experience. Sea breaking installation and Sea c. 1897-2011 formed part of the practice element of the research. The thesis is available to download from the University of Arts London Research online here.