Mirrored to the Core, is my current video and installation project. It's a highly collaborative project.


Mirrored to the Core is a love story, working across art forms – opera, film, visual art installation, fashion, composition, and theatrical dramaturgical process – to tell the story of two adults with lived experience of schizophrenia.

This art-installation piece, the vision of artist James Paddock is constructed around a short film with composer Jerome van den Berghe, soprano Lizzie Holmes and actors Jacob Tsering and Zing Akinshegun. The work has been produced in collaboration with opera director Rosalind Parker, director of photography Chris Keenan and sound recordist Richard Gott.

On one level it is beautifully, and profoundly simple, heartfelt, and direct, and tells the story of encounter and attraction between two adults as they meet, spark chemistry, and embark on a relationship. On another level the work is explosive in its approach to artistic conventions and interdisciplinarity between creative praxis and health.