Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in Exhibition, Posts, Talks, Updates, Workshops | No Comments

At the end of the last year I launched my first project at Mnemoscene, a company I co-founded in 2017.  Nomad is a collaboration with Abira Hussein.

Nomad is a Heritage Lottery funded project which premiered at the British Library and British Museum during Somali Week Festival 2018. Based around workshops engaging Somali communities in London, Nomad explores the creative use of HoloLens Mixed Reality and web-based technology to contextualise archival Somali objects with the people and traditions to which they belong. To find out more about the project, please visit our website for the project here

Since October we have toured the experience, held workshops, and delivered presentations at the following events and venues:


Sussex Humanities Lab at Brighton Digital Festival
The Immersive Storytelling Symposium
British Library Labs Awards – runner up in the Artistic Category
Metropolitan Archives London
Lighthouse – The Impossible Future of Immersion

Workshops and demonstrations

British Library
British Museum
Tower Hamlets Archives
Elay’s Network
Somali Week Festival at Broadway, Barking

A short teaser for the Mixed Reality experience can be watched below.


Nothing From Nothing Residency

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Exhibition, Residency, Talks | No Comments


It’s been an amazing experience to co-organise and participant in ‘Nothing from Nothing‘, a fleeting, collaborative residency at LIMBO, Margate.

Inspired by the extensive revisions, suggestions and edits made by Ezra Pound to T.S. Eliot’s manuscript of The Waste Land, Nothing from Nothing was a fleeting, collaborative residency examining editing as a creative process. Over the course of one weekend in April 2018, ten professional artists came together in Margate, the area where Eliot himself found inspiration for the seminal poem.


The Chorus

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Exhibition, Posts | No Comments


 Live demonstration of ‘The Chorus’ at my graduation show ‘Framing Traces’, Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam. Photography by Martijn de Vos.

More photos of the event can be found here

EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Exhibition, Festival | No Comments

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Over the past two years I’ve been doing an MA at the Netherlands Film Academy. It’s been an incredible opportunity to ask questions, experiment and build a body of research.

Our graduation show is taking place at the EYE museum Amsterdam. I’ll be presenting a number of live demonstrations of my Mixed Reality installation (in progress) The Chorus – built in the Microsoft HoloLens.

Archive as a place to play

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Exhibition, Posts, Updates | No Comments



I’ll be exhibiting Untitled 2016 at the Eye,  Amsterdam alongside my colleagues from the AHK Master’s programme. This desktop video is the outcome of working with filmmaker Jyoti Mistry in response to the Eye institute film archive.

[dis]place – hARTslane

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Exhibition | No Comments

22 – 23 August 2015, 11 am – 6 pm

Private View Saturday 22 August, 6 – 9 pm


[dis]place brings together three artists – Sophie Dixon, Claire Orme and Mai Spring.

Based in the UK and Finland their practices examine the broadly used notion of ‘Place’. Working across a variety of media the artists open a dialogue which traverses the fragile boundaries between reality and perception, challenging the very concept of stability between ourselves and the landscape around us.

The Private View will include live events. For more information please go to the website at


La Mort de l’Arbre / Time Pressure Decay _Update

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Exhibition, Posts | No Comments

Here’s a follow up on the screening and exhibition held at the Turner Contemporary and Crate Project Space, Margate last weekend.



Installation shots at Crate project space










Screening  La Mort de l’Arbre [Running time 15 minutes] at the Turner Contemporary





Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Exhibition | No Comments



I’m excited that a Portugese language version of Wünschendorf (2014) was included in this exciting project curated by Paola De Ramos.

Exhibition Lar/Home brought together the work of over forty artists from all over the world answering the question ‘what is “home”?’ through several media including painting, sculpture, installation, sound, photography, video, performance, poems and books. The idea came from organizer and curator Paola De Ramos, who after living in a foreign country for some years, started to ask herself about the physical, psychological and sentimental relationship at each place where she lived and people she met. On going back to her home country, she decided to create an exhibition to investigate further the theme of “home”. In her own home, where she lived for ten years, she invited artists to participate in this project and use all rooms as an exhibition space to show their interpretations and trigger a collective reflection of the meaning of home. 



Turner Contemporary – Graduate Award 2014

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Exhibition | No Comments
I am exhibiting  in the current  Turner Platform Graduate Award 17 September 2014 – 2 November 2014 at the Turner Contemporary, Margate.

 This autumn, we are showcasing the talent of emerging artists from Kent, as part of the Platform Graduate Award.The Award aims to support graduate professional development and nurture new talent.This year’s Platform exhibition showcases the work of nine graduates from three Kent Universities:

University for the Creative Arts; Siegfried Habeck, Simon Merrifield, Mai Spring
University of Kent; Claire Orme, Sophie Dixon, Jonathan Webb
Canterbury Christ Church University; Delia Perrigo, Shona McGovern, Neel Hune






Gallery view – Text based work to support the film ‘Wunschendorf’ showing at scheduled screening times throughout the exhibition.