Category Archive: Research

Cinderella’s severed Hands not glass slipper

I have been doing more research into hands recently, concentrating on the hands’  connection to the mouth. This relationship is reflected in language; ‘hand to mouth’ Making links; The Medieval etymology of hand comes… Continue reading

He Let Go Of My Hand

The absence of touch, a marker of loss. The grip of holding hands suggests human attachment, both parties are touchers and touched. Then the grip releases and a loss appears as an abyss.

Recipe Reciprocity

Dwell, dwelling, presence and lingering.

“An indelible softness that lingers in the mouth for an indefinite duration, that survives swallowing.” (Merleau-Ponty ‘The world of perception’)

Disintegrating hands

Inside and Outside of Emotional Pain

Memories of rituals

Fragmentation of consciousness

Fragmented body in a Lover’s Discourse

‘Any thought, any feeling, any interest aroused in the amorous subject by the loved body.’

Place settings in history

Looking at dining/place settings in history. I am particularly drawn to the use of salvers in 1670 and the fact that candles were only lit for the dessert course.

The missing guest

Fading / fade-out
Painful ordeal in which the loved being appears to withdraw from all contact, without such enigmatic indifference even being directed against the amorous subject or pronounced to the advantage of anyone else, world or rival.

Kitchen Processes

Thinking about how I often use the kitchen to make my work. But I don’t just make in the kitchen, but borrow many of it’s processes, objects and it’s materials…  

Eating Implements

Collective experiences

My own state of consciousness altered by the psychologically charged, multimedia practice of Susan Hiller.

Submitting to the civilised

Structural Devices

Creating a system – how to put things/assemble elements together? A set of rules to help us navigate:

“But I love you.” Said the knife to the wound.

‘The culinary treasure or bedside book for gluttons, virgins, degummed and emperors!’

From a vow

Saint Lucy

Saint Agatha