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Sutton House, 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London E96JQ

Wednesday 9th May 2018

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I have a new site-specific film/ performance piece “Twelve” in Footnotes at Sutton House as part of London Crafts Week. The exhibition opens on 9 May, and will runs until July 2018. 


The exhibition will reveal objects from the eclectic Cordwainers footwear archive at London College of Fashion which includes 1930s orthopaedic footwear, silk slippers from the 1800s and even a shoe made for a sheep. Artists Linda Brothwell, Laila Diallo, Eelko Moorer and Ellen Sampson have produced work inspired by the selected shoes, revealing new interpretations of aged objects

Oberhausen Short Film Festival

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My film Fen Bridges: Forty Foot of Vermuden’s Drain to the Great Ouse has be selected for the International Competition at Oberhausen Short Film Festival (3rd-8th May) and will be screening on Sunday 6th at 8pm. at Lichtburg Filmpalast  and I will be part of a round table discussion at 9.30pm in the Festival Space

I’ll be at the Festival from 4-7th May so if you are around please come and say hi. A big thanks you to the British Council for funding the trip.

The full film is on the British Council website: 6 1/2 minutes of fenland boredom to brighten your day.



Fashion Unravelled at the Museum at FIT, New York

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I’m delighted that my photographic series Cloth will be in Fashion Unraveled at the Museum at FIT, New York from May 25th – November 17th , 2018


Fashion Unraveled explores the roles of memory and imperfection in fashion. The exhibition highlights the aberrant beauty in awed objects, giving precedence to garments that have been altered, left unfinished, or deconstructed. These selections underscore one elemental fact about clothing: that it is designed to be worn and has, in some cases, been worn out.

Curator Colleen Hill, Historian Alexis Romano and I are convening a colloquium on September 29th 2018 to accompany the exhibition.