He works with moving image, audio, performance and text to create space for self-enquiry, reflection and speculation. He is passionate in exploring what is common in our experiences, even if that commonality is ambiguous and niche. Themes in his work include masculinity, memory, being stuck, care, and queer identity. His background in futurism informs work that strives to reimagine what’s ahead of us.
Dialogue and provocation are central to his work. He is interested in what is hidden and why we hide it. David shows work outside of gallery spaces to nurture conversation and foster more relaxed environments. These spaces have included a former kimono shop in Japan, a cocktail bar in London, and an opticians in Dublin.
David is currently developing new work entitled ‘HARD CARE’. This participatory artwork explores unconventional experiences of care, working towards crip, queer and feminist futures for medical and self-care. In 2021, David began working on What Does He Need?, a long-term project by artist Fiona Whelan, theatre company Brokentalkers and Rialto Youth Project, exploring how men and boys are shaped by and influence the world they live in. In 2022, he received the Create Artist in the Community R&D Award to work with Shoutout. Later in 2022, David was awarded the Next Generation Artist Award by the Arts Council. He is a proud member of A4 Sounds artist studio.