AA2A Artist

Fiona Carruthers

Artform:
Expanded fields of drawing: installation, 3D, sound, video, print and performance.
Year:
2022-23
Location:
Lincoln
Influences:
Rosi Braidotti, Antonio Damasio, Marguerite Humeau, Pierre Huyghe, Bruno Latour, Annea Lockwood, Brian Massumi, Timothy Morton, Baruch Spinoza, Lee Ufan
Email:
fcarruthers@ymail.com
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Project summary:

I am a multi-disciplinary artist working across installation, performance, sculpture and photography. My work draws on experiences of working and living in the rural county of Lincolnshire in the UK. With large areas of land at and below sea level, the experience of climate change here is personal, immediate and ever present. Physical disability and post-traumatic growth, outcomes of surviving local flooding, also lie at the heart of my creative decision-making. From this position, it is easy to see that adapting to survive drives all life-forms, human and non-human.

Overtime, my practice has evolved to become a series of investigations into issues of sustainability and survival. Underpinning my questioning is the understanding that all matter, now discovered, mapped and commodified is united in its shared vulnerability and unknown future.

Tactics and materials are selected and engineered to communicate a sense of significance and uncertainty as well as point to political and social transformation.

During my time on the AA2A scheme, I will explore, experiement, and test the affect of the form and function of artists books. This will challenge my current use of the combination of text, image, object and performance and develop my use of specialist equipment and technologies. 

This opportunity will also extend my repertoire of sustainable processes and methods of dispay. It will support the development of a viable method of showing work to a wider audience outside traditional contexts and beyond established circles.

I am a multi-disciplinary artist working across installation, performance, sculpture and photography. My work draws on experiences of working and living in the rural county of Lincolnshire in the UK. With large areas of land at and below sea level, the experience of climate change here is personal, immediate and ever present. Physical disability and post-traumatic growth, outcomes of surviving local flooding, also lie at the heart of my creative decision-making. From this position, it is easy to see that adapting to survive drives all life-forms, human and non-human.

Overtime, my practice has evolved to become a series of investigations into issues of sustainability and survival. Underpinning my questioning is the understanding that all matter, now discovered, mapped and commodified is united in its shared vulnerability and unknown future.

Tactics and materials are selected and engineered to communicate a sense of significance and uncertainty as well as point to political and social transformation.

During my time on the AA2A scheme, I will explore, experiement, and test the affect of the form and function of artists books. This will challenge my current use of the combination of text, image, object and performance and develop my use of specialist equipment and technologies. 

This opportunity will also extend my repertoire of sustainable processes and methods of dispay. It will support the development of a viable method of showing work to a wider audience outside traditional contexts and beyond established circles.

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