I applied for a Mead Residency because I felt that the BSR would provide me with a rich and reflective environment for my studio based research practice. The interdisciplinary nature of my practice falls within several of the BSR’s current research themes, with a focus on vision, sensory perception and representation and I envisioned that I would be able to meet with and discuss my practice with other artists and researchers in this context. The timing of the residency was also important, coming at the end of my first year of research. I wished to use it to contemplate what I had achieved but also reflect upon new potential avenues within my practice and writing. The pace of life in London moves quickly and I was also looking to take this opportunity to get away and detach from daily routines to potentially develop a new critical approach that would be productive not only on the residency but also afterwards upon returning to London.