My practice, stimulated by a fascination with language and the mechanics of speech, focuses on the act of ventriloquism and uses this as a means to examine the role of language in the formation and agency of character as well as the responsibility of the speaker and authority of the voice.  I am also interested in situations and circumstances where language is deficient, defective or conspicuously absent. I regularly work with my children to make intimate, unspectacular performance studies and have been using ventriloquism as a key device in this work for several years. The technique is central to my practice both in terms of the physical act and as a conceptual ground for my work. 

Works in the series, Language Acquisition in Young Males, include Telephony (2013), Brother (2011) and Zoo (2009).


My work is represented by the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.