For my residency with Videoclub (who are based in Brighton, UK) I wanted to create a body of work about Foredown Tower which is an old water tower in Portslade which is now part of Brighton. Foredown Tower used to be a water tower for the hospital for infectious diseases. The hospital no longer exists and there’s now housing on the original site.
In 1990 the water tower was turned into a camera obscura which was funded by American Express and was then run by the council. Foredown Tower is now owned by a local adult learning organisation. I was unable to visit Foredown Tower as it is still closed due to the pandemic. So I decided instead to recreate Foredown Tower in Minecraft.
My creative process is participatory, collaborative, and inclusive with a focus on disability, neurodiversity or history. It is also multidisciplinary, with materials and approach informed by the theme of the project. I have an interest in using digital technology creatively and finding new tools to create art. I am neurodivergent and due to my dexterity, I am always looking for new innovative ways to create art that is accessible to me and others as well as finding accessible tools to collaborate with others to create art that doesn’t seem like you are creating art. I have an MA in Inclusive Arts Practice from the University of Brighton and have a background working in museums with young people and communities.