kingdom of the sick

Always read the leaflet | 2020 | Exploring the conflicting advice that can often accompany multiple diagnoses, and how this interplays with sufferers potential ‘brain fog’ and neurological difficulties

“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.”

Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor
Full Body Life Cast | 2020 | Plaster mold of my legs: a study in the unfinished and the frustrations that accompany the fluctuations of chronic illnesses
I could draw that in my sleep | 2020 | Series of graphite drawings produced whilst sleeping, reflecting the pressure to maintain high levels of productivity despite the incapacitating nature of illness.
Public Performance Piece around Leeds City Centre – bringing visibility to the hidden lives of disabled people
Morning Commute | 2020 | Continuous line drawn using mobility scooter (above) and whilst walking (below), a study in accessibility politics
casting my own pillows
(Untitled) Experimental Video | 2020 | Comparing the energy levels of able-bodied people and those with M.E, inspired by months of intensive activity tracking
excerpt from the bed-day drawing series: 17/12/19
The Game of Life: Chronic Illness Edition, Conceptual Board Game Design | 2020