Felicity has been playing the piano since she was four and
a half and the flute
since she was eight. She also sang in a church choir from ages eight to
fifteen. After a conventional classical tuition on these instruments and plenty
of religious, choral performances, she decided that she was more interested
improvising, making art, and inventing her own, disorganised religion. She
quit her positions in the Croydon Youth Orchestra and the St. John's of Shirley
Church choir, and busked her way from the UK to Ireland where she began a fine
art degree in 2001, aged 21.
In the final year of her BA, she brought her
musical skills to her art practise and began creating soundpieces which
interwove narrative and music. Her first piece marked the acquisition of a
beloved, shiny, red accordion and was called "Boy," and her degree
consisted of sound pieces exploring human perceptions of animals, and was "
displayed" in a large, white, soundproofed cube, with a dark green interior
The aim was to produce something that referenced an animal den, while at the
same time being very obviously a man-made construction.
The collection of works
is called Audicle, a title taken from audioand spectacle.