My practice-based research explores the work of the theatre company New York City Players through the lens of visual art, and draws on key principles of the company's methodology to create and critically evaluate new forms of performance. 

 

By establishing a spatial, material understating of the company's work, my PhD enquiry examines how the application of sculptural principles within a theatrical context dissolve the boundaries between aesthetic practice and social practice. 

 

I investigate the representation of the individual subject in space, the 'objecthood' of the theatrical production, and the ways in which space, scale, material, colour, and architecture are used to articulate form and to enact a dialogue between representation and abstraction, image and object, body and space, self and society.