I have described myself as a performance and video artist, because my work is performed and edited by myself but filmed by others.The foundation for my work is autobiographical and has dealt with my personal traumas, such as (childhood) sexual abuse (in Breaking and Entering (2009) and ReFraming (2012)) and miscarriage (in Untitled 20 (2011)). However, I have also ventured out of the personal and into the biographical, with ASHA (2013). More recently, with Down Under Dance (2019), I focused on the parallels between the human body and the natural landscapes of our planet, specifically wild landscapes in Australia and New Zealand.
I have a strong interest in emotions, psychology and the dysfunctional, which I endeavour to find the core of, expose and release. I do not manipulate situations, but rather place myself within them without a script thus experiencing them organically, whilst still retaining my freedom as a performer. I would say that now I automatically do this in real life, as well as in the context of officially performing.
Since 2014 I have focused more on poetry and since 2018 have taken an academic route, combining creative approaches with those from the social sciences to further research the effects of trauma on the body.