TOUCH IS TRUTH
My artistic practice and research investigates the haptic experience of letterpress in contrast to digital. It raises questions about a different engagement with language and truth that occurs through the materiality of the physical processes involved in setting and printing type, particularly in relation to time, permanence and the unrepeatable.
It also considers how touch as a primary sense is crucial in human processes for testing and expressing reality and meaning. I am often concerned with questions of performance and embodied knowledge and work both alone and in collaboration with others.
Recent work has included protest posters, interactive performances and community workshops.
Westerly, a font for Mayflower400
KISS & BITE LETTERPRESS
Touch is Truth
The theme of my practice and research is that the haptic experience of letterpress enables a better engagement with language. Touch is the primary sense and is crucial in human processes for testing and expressing reality and meaning.
Although digital communications offer great benefits, they may also afford a detrimental effect on the use of language.
Research has shown children who use only digital communications can lack critical engagement of language. Other issues such as a cut and paste culture encourage plagiarism and poor standards.