AA2A Artist

Abi Freckleton

Artform:
Sculpture, installation, performance and moving image
Year:
2018-19
Location:
UK
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Project summary:

<about the artist>

Freckleton makes sculpture, installation, performance, and moving image works that investigate the nature of perceptual experience. She is particularly interested in the physicality of vision - how seeing is inherently spatial, tangible, corporeal...embodied and the present-ness of visual perception: the inadequacy of attempts to describe it, the impossibility of remembering it, documenting, or capturing it.

For the last few years, Freckleton’s work has been entirely preoccupied with one single work she made in January 2014. But this work was not recorded, archived, documented or witnessed, and resides now only in her memory. Her practice is now an endless pursuit of this both perfect but also non-existent work. Everything is an investigation, a dissection, a dream, a lament of this special encounter.

The work from 2014, that exists now only in the form of text documentation.

 

<about the project>

As with all my work, the point of departure for this project is the undocumented encounter in 2014. My work is also informed by ongoing research into the nature of looking/seeing in the age of the digitised image: for this project I will focus on the screen as an interface – considering it as both a site of looking, and of transient and fluctuating visual encounters, but also as a visual object in itself – one that has surface and depth, one that reflects light and thus interacts with things around it.

I will be designing a set of choreographed movements, in which performers use sculptures as objects to be looked at. This performance will form the basis of a body of work which I envisage will include a moving image work, as well as installation, objects and writings.

<about the artist>

Freckleton makes sculpture, installation, performance, and moving image works that investigate the nature of perceptual experience. She is particularly interested in the physicality of vision - how seeing is inherently spatial, tangible, corporeal...embodied and the present-ness of visual perception: the inadequacy of attempts to describe it, the impossibility of remembering it, documenting, or capturing it.

For the last few years, Freckleton’s work has been entirely preoccupied with one single work she made in January 2014. But this work was not recorded, archived, documented or witnessed, and resides now only in her memory. Her practice is now an endless pursuit of this both perfect but also non-existent work. Everything is an investigation, a dissection, a dream, a lament of this special encounter.

The work from 2014, that exists now only in the form of text documentation.

 

<about the project>

As with all my work, the point of departure for this project is the undocumented encounter in 2014. My work is also informed by ongoing research into the nature of looking/seeing in the age of the digitised image: for this project I will focus on the screen as an interface – considering it as both a site of looking, and of transient and fluctuating visual encounters, but also as a visual object in itself – one that has surface and depth, one that reflects light and thus interacts with things around it.

I will be designing a set of choreographed movements, in which performers use sculptures as objects to be looked at. This performance will form the basis of a body of work which I envisage will include a moving image work, as well as installation, objects and writings.

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