The following two films are part of my ongoing studio work – exploring the transformative and impactful production processes involved in art-making. I began considering ways of practicing without penetrating, mining or severing anything; a complimentary, perma-art practice, as explored in my dissertation.

The films were created between December 2019 and March 2020. The sound is made up of recordings of studio practice activity: drilling, sawing, cutting and grinding. The words and images were created in response to the sounds.

Creative destructive practice (power tool conglomerator)


Creative destructive practice (shedding thin skin)


Five months in Jess Valley

This short film is compiled from footage taken while I was self isolating during the March- July lockdown. During this time, I was able to further explore ideas around perma-art practice.