verarching theme is the corporate turn entertainment in the club and specifically techno industry has taken - underlying theme is that of the dance and a self expression personal to all - that happens in these spaces.

Having ventured through the club spaces, specifically techno clubs in Europe for the past 8 years, I have come to question why it has grown to become what it is today: a Mecca of controlled hedonism .

What makes a techno night, for ones who have experienced it, an unforgettable experience that makes you crawl for more? Is it the drugs you’ve perhaps indulged in, making you hit that serotonin and love high level, the (perhaps) deep conversations you’ve had with complete strangers, this ephemeral exchange with the other, or the pounding rhythm of the music and you, alone, dancing to its beating heart? Perhaps it is all of these above, perhaps none of them and you despise these spaces, have had terrible traumatic experiences of something else.

It is in its capital Berlin that I have explored this once called underground or counterculture scene, trying to find its wild/animal/fauve essence and wondered, how can this raving soul become a high paying entertainment industry? OR an adult playground?


What happens when techno becomes corporate?

This exclusive, branded, normalized, monetised, hyped culture has taken on to standardize what it means to party in style, in the right way. Rules, regulations have been put into place in order for (controlled) decadence to happen, yet there are unspoken norms and rituals that live within its audience.

Why has Techno become a format of partying?

This work reflects an interpretation of this techno Mecca. It reveals an inner sensation of globalized dance. It is not a generalization on what it means to party, rather it is a reflection on the electronic dance party. It considers the observed reality of exclusivity, consumer entertainment, and conversations paying in loop. The sonic 4 channel speaker installation brings you think critically about your engagement within an exclusive space of entertainment. Are you an audience, an active participant, a voyeur, an indulger, a maker, a tourist?

Yes, this piece is a reflective process of my artistic research, questioning this industry, while acknowledging that perhaps, through repetition, differences occur.

U-Bahn Sophie Charlotte Platz

red shirt, yellow line
sage green
washed yellow

Green/blue - sun glasses
Floral - running white shoes

red shirt, yellow line
sage green
washed yellow

Green/blue - sun glasses
Floral - running white shoes
big plastic bag
cape - white
black tote bag TXL
dragging feet
It smells dusty

brown dress

A durational performance in the
U-Bahn Sophie Charlotte Platz, Berlin August to December 2023.


Bodies of Love

An exhibition with Kat Cutler-MacKenzie and Ben Caro, gr_und Berlin February 2023

In our current world of crisis and conflicts, with increased individualism and intense consumption, love in the 21st century is seriously threatened and regularly challenged…seismic sociological changes concerning sexuality, marriage and intimacy, alongside developments in gender issues, [have] affected the way we conceive of love.

Rachael Gilbourne, ‘What We Call Love’, 2016

The body is and has been a highly coded and contested site of political debate. When intersected with contemporary notions of love – which range from the romantic to the patriotic, and intertwine with the associated issues of marriage, family, sexuality, gender, desire… – the site of the body is further complicated. In Bodies of Love the artists seek to develop a visual vocabulary with which to open up contemporary, intersectional conceptions of love that take into account the politicized nature of this phenomenon. The artists explore how, in the current Euro-American context, sociological changes have impacted the ways in which love is understood, and ask whether (and if so, how) artistic interventions can help to build a vocabulary around this shifting, ‘intangible’ act or emotion beyond its traditional stance. As bell hooks writes in all about love, “as a society we are embarrassed by love…without a supple vocabulary, we can’t even talk or think about it directly”. In this exhibition the artists pose an exploratory and fragmentary insight into contemporary notions of love through Muriel Lisk-McIntyre’s sound based installation Its tradition, we Love it! and Ben Caro and Kat Cutler-MacKenzie’s 35mm slide installation feeling looking.

Following a traditional methodology of love, Lisk-McIntyre explores personal relationships of love that are transmitted in the domestic setting. Its tradition, we Love it! is a dining room set, where a conversation on and about love is staged. It is the centerpiece and conversation piece between four women. The aim and questions brought to the table: to attempt to deconstruct and question the ways in which these women show and share love. While considering that the dining table – understood in this work as the center of the home – is an environment in which tradition, behaviors and education about love are passed on from generation to generation. The artist is asking why, on another level, are there still traditional methods of love that ‘we love’, maintain and reproduce to this day? Even though these methods are written in tradition from a patriarchal stance, Lisk McIntyre uses the premise of a matriarchal space to rethink these traditions. Through a series of objects chosen by the artist for their proximity to traditional objects of love, conversations will pour out onto the dining table. and reconsiders the home as the primary school of Love (to be nuanced). As our mothers and grandmothers see new rights passed, then rescind back, Lisk-McIntyre seeks to explore whether love challenges notions of ‘social progress’ or disrupts notions of linear time.

L’usine MF

Installation, France, 2021

I installed my work in an abandoned  paper factory. It is interesting to consider this space in relation to our current days. They had become the cathedrals of the industrial era, and now have no utility in rural France. This space, like other abandonned buildings, have become obsolete, and this is what I find interesting.

The film explores my work in this factory. Between still shots, fixed shots, and moving/rotating images, it offers a view on a display I have been working on since January. There are found objects such as little statues, my father's old tennis towel, a maquette of a lion's foot, the vertically cut chairs, the vertical blinds, and edible croissant, whipped cream, and egg yolk and pork trotters. Characters enter the space and disappear in a mysterious way.

︎ Link to the video here

Waiting for (Beckett?)

is an installation.
Two strangers, Scarlette and Roisin, wait in my space.
They walk around it, change it, but never see oneanother.

︎ Link to the moving image

Edinbugh December 2021