Martin Gooding is a Conceptual artist, creative producer and performer working and living in Stoke-On-Trent. Works often centre on destruction, transformation, evolution or adaptation and often include living or growing elements. Ranging in scale from small collage and painting work to large scale installation and performance. Performances often centre on traditional speeches, combined with influences drawn from Beat Poetry, Hip Hop, Religious Preaching and Manifesto. Works often have included community, participatory or transformative facets. A history of working with community groups in Stoke on Trent, Manchester, Neukölln (Berlin) and Aubervilliers (Paris) on small and large scale projects.