Over the last few years my work has included directing Shakespeare in America, translating Tagore’s poetry from the Bengali, designing underwater sculptures in the Red Sea, living with wandering minstrels in India, being employed as an ornamental hermit in the English countryside, spending two days blindfolded in an unknown place, travelling with shamans in the Gobi Desert, collaborating with neuroscientists in Arizona, touring with Björk, playing with Oasis, co-ordinating grassroots activists in Soweto, being sealed in a box for ten days with no food or light, making a musical in a maximum security prison, running seminars on democracy for monks in a Burmese monastery, and even flying on a real magic carpet in Russia.
I have performed with symphony orchestras and homeless beggars. He have shown my work in galleries, theatres and non-art spaces throughout Europe and also in Johannesburg, San Francisco, New York, Moscow, Delhi, Guangzhou, Mongolia, and the Amazon.
I have been artist-in-residence at Hewlett-Packard’s Research lab in Bangalore, at the National Institute of Medical Research (London), at the Headlands Centre (San Francisco), at Portsmouth Cathedral, at the Guangdong Modern Dance Company (China), at The National Review of Live Art, (Glasgow), and at NICA (Networking Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, Yangon, Myanmar).
For a recent project with the Manchester Museum in England I was locked alone in a Gothic Tower for 40 days and 40 nights. While living as a hermit I engaged the public in a debate on the nature of museums and humanity's relationship with the rest of nature. The debate can be viewed here