FORMAT23 CONFERENCE: What Can Photography Be?
FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby UK

Date: 17 March 2023
Location: QUAD, Market Place Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS
Hosted by: University of Derby, Derby BA (Hons) Photography, QUAD, and FORMAT Festival

I’m very honoured to be the conference MC and discussion Chair for FORMAT23 Conference. Co-organised by Dr Gemma Marmalade and Dr Philip Harris for University of Derby. Keynote speakers will be photographer Oliver Chanarin and Prof Erika Abad from Nevada State College, Las Vegas, Nevada.

CITATION: The 2019 Annual Conference of the European Artistic Research Network

Date: 7 – 8 November 2019
Location: Leeds Art Gallery, Henry Moore Lecture Theatre,
The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
Hosted by: School of Fine Art, History of Art and Culture Studies
University of Leeds

I presented a paper called “The intertextual resonance of myth and the dialectic image,” which discussed work made for The Conjugated Museum, a 2018 research residence at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Five of my digital images printed on bible paper were also selected for the concurrent exhibition at University of Leeds School of Art.

Format19: Forever/Now

Date: 15 March 2019
Location: QUAD and University of Derby, Markeaton Street
Hosted by: QUAD and Digital and Material Research Centre at University of Derby

My paper, “The New Dialectics of Seeing,” was the first public dissemination of research conducted at The Fitzwilliam Museum for The Conjugated Museum.

Theorem 2017

Date: 6 July 2017
Location: Ruskin Gallery
Hosted by: Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University

In an effort to grapple with what ‘exhibition as matrix’ could mean in practical terms, I schematised the way that I discussed Phantom, an exhibition I curated earlier in the year for Ruskin Gallery. The images that I presented for this paper were given in a variety of renditions so that the visual details became planes, frames, and tonal areas. I wanted the audience to see a holistic structure of elements, rather than just a visual record of the exhibition.

CoDE Symposium: StoryLab

Date: 6 June 2017
Location: Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University
Hosted by: StoryLab Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin University

“When narrative goes missing” was a presentation for the CoDE conference discussing my collaboration with poet, Caron Freeborn, for Phantom. Caron was commissioned to write and perform a poem based on her response to Phantom as the keynote address for a one-day symposium for the project.

FARU (Fine Art Research Unit)

Theorem 2016

Date: 7 July 2016
Location: Ruskin Gallery
Hosted by: Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University

A presentation on the research into what I called the simulacral self. This is a transient self, like a temporary place-holder, that facilitates communication of the self, allowing a glimpse of the self situated to different contexts.


Date: 21-22 January 2016
Location: Galleries of Justice Museum
Hosted by: Nottingham Trent University

This was my first conference presentation. This paper explored my position as researcher. This was a complex role of multiplicity where I also had to place myself in the role of spectator to my research in order to calculate the effectivity of the research message and output. The self-position has to see not only one’s self, but also others who look onto this inhabited and constructed self.