My recent work explores landscapes of the north of England through film practice. My practice-led doctorate ‘Caught in the Fabric of World’ centres on the South Pennine uplands, a pastoral-wilderness tied to the industrial histories of the north. The research investigates the relationship between concepts, aesthetics and materialities of landscape and documentary film, and proposed parallels between landscape’s tensions as both picture and place, subject and form, and documentary film as an art practice.
Screenings and exhibitions include: London Short Film Festival, UK; Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival, Germany; London International Documentary Festival, UK; Tirana International Film Festival, Albania; Ethnografilm Paris, France; Manchester International Festival, UK; Detroit International Film Festival, USA; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany; Dean Clough Galleries, UK; Rogue Gallery, UK; Wordsworth Museum, UK; Holden Gallery, UK; Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, China; Residence Gallery, London. As a television documentary freelancer I worked for the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV.
I live in Yorkshire and am a senior lecturer in Filmmaking at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.