Repeat is a continual action where something is duplicated and reiterated to return or restore something. Applying Darwin’s theory; man’s instinct to dominate others survives because it is successful.
Based on contemporary military analyst, Christopher Coker’s arguments about the possibility of eliminating war; he summarises; while the nature of conflict changes throughout history, the cause is always the same - competition for food and resources. He argues that man's ambition is to establish peace and to maintain it. This can only be achieved by having more military/technological power, skill and imagination than the opponent.
Working in collaboration with Sophie Barnett on Wired in the Blood (right). Barnett's practise tries to assimulate the simularities between European and Islamic cultures.
Paradoxiatlely this idea can be repeated to address other universal issues as repeating is a continual function. As a habit it is taught and conditioned from generation to generation, though modified and adapted, it still retains its fundamental meaning. Like an outfit, fashion changes but the structure holds true to the figure, as with a woman's dress. Made from a fabric that looks like weave, hints at order, tradition and conforming, with its pinstripe/tartan pattern, duplicating the word repeat, again and again. The gender debate is uniformaly displayed in a restrictive and caring nurse or suffragette's tailored dress, with echoes of Liberté, égalité, fraternité.
2016 Textuality – Birch Gallery, University of Kent, Tonbridge
2014 Salted Caramel – Hawthorn, West Kent College, Tonbridge