Sharon Morris is an artist and poet who trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, where she is currently head of the doctoral programme researching the relation between words and images using psychoanalytic theory and the semiotics of C.S. Peirce.
For the Oak is the title of a series of evolving performative art works that involve still and moving image projections, video and 16mm film. Taking the English/Common Oak as a leitmotif, For the Oak looks at the apparent schism between the urban and the rural through the specifics of Hampstead Heath and the City of London. Based on drawing, photography and writing, the text moves both recursively back into ancient history and forward into an imaginative dystopia in an attempt to understand the present moment.Show video