Eat My Words – Margate 2015

EatMyWordsMargate_0231_smallIn December last year, in an empty shop in Margate, Eat My Words sat quietly day and night. It’s an installation of many meanings, but the title refers to our incapacity to speak how we really feel, and instead how we often use physical actions to relay our thoughts and emotions in the hope that we will in some way be understood.

My Mum Winnie used her skills of baking, cooking and feeding to show her love for our family. Eat My Words is based on me making of one of Winnie’s cakes, (Victoria Sponge Cake) displaying the physical movements of my body via a digital map (on the base of the installation) as I moved through my kitchen. You listen to the sounds of me cooking (I do not speak), as you walk around and through the neon reconstruction of my kitchen where I  made and baked the cake.

The feedback the installation received when it was first shown at the Barbican was phenomenal and I’m just starting to really decipher it all now. It stirred up so many amazing stories of food and love from so many of the visitors. Often memories were reimagined, never having being told before, or had been buried somewhere in back of their minds.

As Eat My Words sat behind glass windows on Margate High Street, it forced a different kind of reimagining. On show but muted once more.


Eat My Words 2015- Mixed media and neon.

Originally shown at the Barbican, London (21st to 23rd August 2015), as part of the Fish Island Labs showcase, Interfaces.

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Toast – Just a little bit of Toast – The end of my sugar free year

It’s just one week to go to the end of my sugar free year! For half of that time I’ve craved toast! Just a little bit of toast……

Next Sunday 1st November it will be one whole year that I gave up sugar to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society (Just Giving) and to keep me on the straight and narrow!

I do have an addictive personality…So my intention has been to break bad habits, Continue reading

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Eat My Words

Just over a month ago at the Barbican in London, I presented Eat My Words, a new light and sound installation created whilst part of an arts and digital residency at Fish Island Labs in Hackney Wick, East London. (see previous posts)

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Hashtag Sugar Rush #sugarrush

If you follow me at all, you will be aware that I’ve been on my own sugar-free year Continue reading

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Mapping my kitchen in a Fish Island Lab

A little about what I’ll be showing this weekend at the Barbican


Barbican, London 21-23 August 2015


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Interfaces Fish Island Labs at the Barbican

Interfaces Fish Island LabsIf you didn’t know by now, I am part of a group show at the Barbican in London 21-23 August 2015. You’ll find more information about me and the work I am going to show when you scroll under ‘Artists’ at our new website which has just been launched today. So please go and have a look and share it if you can. #filinterfaces

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Giving up sugar. Giving up sweetness. A sugar and sweetness free year. 9 months in. 3 months to go. The facts.

Bee Pollen and Banana

Nine months ago, as you may know I gave up sugar for a year. Continue reading

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Happy Easter – OPEN STUDIO – Refresh and renew

Marbled eggs

Easter. A time of renewal.

I will be moving from my studio, E2 in Hackney Wick in a couple weeks, to where, I have no idea! Continue reading

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