Like many people in the UK in these crowded, property-driven times,
I do not have an actual, functioning studio. I utilise my bedroom
- with a desk and a computer defining a creative, 'making' area.
Surrounded by CDs and bookcases and keyboards and so on - plus,
of course, the other components of a room designed for primarily
for sleeping - I have dreams for more space.
My plan for this website therefore, is for it to function as a kind
of web-studio - a place to create, store, display and test ideas
in another kind of space.
Some of the work here will be from previous times; some of it will
be new or work in progress. All of it will reflect my artistic activity
both as a thinker and maker while being rooted in the idea that
the new writing space of the computer can represent some of the
dynamics in the life of a human being - changes of identity, mood,
roles etc. so that what you encounter here does not necessarily
have a fixed voice or tone.
It took me a long time to persuade myself that I needed a second
website: my first, Chameleon Lectra, functions perfectly well (for
me) as a creative outlet and I wasn't too sure about turning my
name into a 'domain'. However, I've decided to develop this space
in order to separate some of my other projects from the CL portal
(which is broadly a commercial site) in order to try to reach a
slightly different audience; in fact I'm hoping people will travel
between the two.