“The test of queer theory activism, the test of trans theory activism is surely to make it easier to breathe, easier to walk down the street without harassment, easier to find a liveable life, a life you can affirm with pleasure and joy, where our sense of a liveable future is stronger than our sense of suffering.” Butler
I am a performance maker based in Glasgow. Whilst the form of my performance work varies and emerges in relation to the specific process or context I am engaging with, it is firmly rooted in a queer feminist discourse and straddles live art and activism. I believe in live performance as a place for necessary transgression of oppressive societal boundaries and radical live connection with others. My practice is also concerned with creating space for minority voices to be heard. My performances are often collaborative and happen in various contexts including theatres, galleries, urban public spaces, as well as club and cabaret settings.
I was part of the Spill National Showcase in 2013, a National Theatre of Scotland ‘Auteur’ in 2014 and I am an Artsadmin artist bursary recipient 2014/15. My work has been shown extensively across the UK with a range of organisations including the National Theatre in London, at Summerhall as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Contact Theatre – Manchester, the Arches in Glasgow, Forest Fringe, Battersea Arts Centre, and at international venues including Teatro Maria Matos in Lisbon, Frascati in Amsterdam and Kwai Fong Theatre in Hong Kong.
I have also collaborate regularly with my partner Eilidh MacAskill in our live art riot girl boi band, Double Pussy Clit Fu*k to create club and cabaret performances.
In 2011 I received the Athena award via New Moves International for Walking:Holding, an interactive participatory performance exploring sexuality, intimacy, and identity in public space. I have since been touring this work extensively across the UK and internationally and I am currently collaborating with a film maker to create a new experimental film about the project funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
For more information about other past projects check out the project menu.
I am also co-founder of BUZZCUT. BUZZCUT is a collaboration based in Glasgow, dedicated to supporting experimental performance practice in Scotland with a strong community focused ethic. They have hosted five annual five-day international festivals of live art in Govan, Glasgow. Find more info about BUZZCUT at www.glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com