Our collaborative practice considers ideas of queerness, abjection and patriarchal systems of
power and oppression through an interdisciplinary body of work comprising video, 3D models,
installation and digital collage; it draws on and seeks to examine the historical narration of the
queer body within heteronormative society.
Ideas of mutual care and empowerment underpin our collaborative work. We each find
developing projects in conversation with a collaborator both generative and cathartic; this
approach allows us to support and encourage one another in a relationship that rejects
Our practice has a strong theoretical basis, which makes reading central to our research. We
focus particularly on queer theory and experimental literature, and aspire to make such texts
more tangible by illustrating their often abstruse philosophical and theoretical ideas through
colourful animation and personal narratives. By amalgamating striking visuals, academic
research, politics and references to popular culture, we aim to collapse hierarchies between
high and low cultural material.
Coming from a conservative, Catholic background in rural Ireland, we each have an embodied
understanding of both the pervasive influence of religion, and the social expression of the
normative values espoused by religious institutions. Expanding on this in our work, we explore
the influence that dominant cultural texts – including the bible – have over identity formation,
focussing particularly on how they both shape and are shaped by societal attitudes.
Leeds College of Art ︎ Foundation Diploma in Art & Design(Distinction grade)
Edinburgh College of Art ︎ Intermedia Art BA (Hons) (First-Class Honours)