Sinews | 2021 | Shopping List.
Sinews | 2021 | Embroidered napkin.
Sinews takes its starting place within a shopping list, using this as a location through which to explore a complex meeting of familial care with imperial laced histories of consumption. A stack of used shopping lists; an embroidered napkin; and an image of a fridge magnet accompany this audio work within an installation.
Sinews | 2021 | Fridge magnet.
One Lump or Two | 2020 | Triptych, narrative texts alongside image of sugar bowl with cast teaspoon handle.
One Lump or Two | 2020 | Text detail; printed white on white, the text is only legible in certain light.
Surface Witness | 2020 | Kitchen tiles cast in white granulated sugar, tiled with royal icing.
Conversations Around Tea | 2020 | Cast teaspoon handle, on used kitchen roll.
Conversations Around Tea develops an investigation into the habitual consumption of tea within a British home, exploring its historical roots within racial and class-based narratives. Work draws upon material narratives to explore experiential understandings of how these histories are embedded within current domestic lives. This piece works in dialogue with the poetic essay Conversation Around Tea: a body extended through domestic things, published here for CRASSH’s 20th anniversary publication.