Supported by a bursary from a-n, I am researching and developing a new video work, Approaching Viriditas (Epilogue). This work uses action and iconography to consider fertility, infertility and assisted reproductive technologies.


I’m expanding my aesthetic and technical lexicon by learning coding using Processing software. I am creating generative patterns which will be edited together with videoed footage. I’ll also be having the patterns printed on fabric for new costumes, which will appear in the video.

The work is also being informed by dialogue with researchers from other fields. After taking part in Fertility Fest at the Barbican in May, I was fortunate to have a meeting with an embryologist, and to visit the lab of a private clinic.

This lab was fascinating, not only as a place where life is being created, but also because of the equipment being used there. Much of this was visual technology – microscopes and incubators with integrated cameras. So although the embryologist is approaching infertility from a different perspective and with different aims to my own, ways of looking and seeing are integral to both of our activities.


My bursary-funded project Approaching Viriditas (Epilogue) is now well into the production phase. Having made new costumes, I have shot the video content and have been developing coded elements (using Processing). I’m now editing these together with the video footage.

The work will be shown at Crate, Margate, 27 September – 6 October 2019 as a solo exhibition. The exhibition is part of Margate Festival. The work is also supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.