“My collage is in four blocks. Firstly, a picture that is set forever and unchanging. There are glum faces at this permanent prospect. Then there is a picture frame breaking away from everything. A bull is breaking out of the frame – its revolutionary. This represents the process of developing who I am, but it’s a slow process. If you look at historical artworks that don’t change over time they are trapped in a fixed world. The expressions of the people in this section are glum, not expressive and fixed. The flag is where I want to be emotionally and physically. It is usually very calm, but I have added the sea and a more explosive image for the top part. The background is a face, I wouldn’t mind being in that person’s skin. There is a lot going on on the inside that is not evident on the outside. I have represented this with the composite face. The star signs offer some hope. They are on a background of a body under construction.”
Alexa Wright works with photography, video, sound and interactive digital media. Her practice often exists at the intersection of art and medical science. Alexa’s work has been shown widely, both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: 'Slippage, The Unstable Nature of Difference', Chester University Gallery (2015); 'Crafting Anatomies', Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2015); 'Hybrid Bodies', PHI Centre, Montreal (2014); 'Archisle Photography Open', Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey (2013); (honorable mention); 'Portas Abertas', Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal (2013); 'Digital Aesthetic 3', Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston (2012); 'Born in 1987: the Animated Gif', Photographer’s Gallery, London (2012). Alexa is Reader in Photography and Visual Culture at the University of Westminster in London, UK. Her single-authored book, ‘Monstrosity the human monster in visual culture’ was published by IB Tauris in June 2013. Funded by the Arts Council, Alexa is currently artist in residence at two Mental Health Recovery Centres in North London, UK. View all posts by Alexa Wright
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