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This research explores a strange and little-known part of London Transport history: the capture and public display of wildlife killed at the time of electrification of the underground railway during its expansion into suburbia at the start of the 20th Century. Fictioning a journey through a group of West London railway territories that exist on the edges of canals and motorways, the research explores contemporary perceptions of power, control and marginalisation within a broader cultural context.
The investigation starts with a photograph of an exhibition of stuffed animals that took place in Charing Cross Underground Station in 1929, including a female otter captured at Acton Town on the 4th April 1911. This exhibition also took place at Mansion House Underground Station, from 1914, and is referenced in Charles Pears' iconic 1915 Underground Electric publication An Alphabet of T.O.T.
My sound work has been heard in Radiophrenia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2019), The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery (2012) and New Contemporaries, Coach Shed, Liverpool and Club Row, London (2006). I have taken part in group shows and performances at Five Years, studio1.1, Supernormal Festival, Café Gallery Projects and Rich Mix.
In 2019 I was awarded funding to take part in the TECHNE Conflux Geo-Humanities Summer School: Listening (to) Field, Voice and Body in Bude, Cornwall. I am currently a Project Assistant in the Geography department at Royal Holloway University.
As part of the artist group We Are Publication I have been involved in events, performances and exhibitions at Five Years, London (2018), Focal Point Gallery's Unit Twenty - One, Southend -on-Sea (2018) and Pratt Institute, New York (2019).