Focus, 2012
16mm film transferred to HD video, black and white, sound, 13 minutes

Excerpt: 5 minutes
This is a Voice, installation view, Wellcome Collection, 2016
Many Chambers, Many Mouths, installation view, Southard Reid, 2012

For Focus I worked with the phenomenal vocalist Elaine Mitchener. Our collaboration grew out of a shared interest in ‘exercise’ as both a device to practise and test techniques and a repetitive activity that requires great physical effort. As an artist new to analogue film, I explored the limits and idiosyncrasies of my camera in a series of choreographed moves paced by each wind of the machine. Paralleling these movements, Mitchener engages in an intensive workout routine that has dramatic effects on her own (vocal) instruments.