“This here, at the bottom, represents my mind. Its just the top of someone’s head. And all this blackness is what’s all around at the moment. The depression. I start with very bad panic attacks and anxiety attacks and then the depression comes in. I start being listless and I can’t take an interest in things. All these things like the two people digging here – I used to go on archeological digs, which I really enjoyed. Trains. I tried to find a picture of a station, but I couldn’t – the infrastructure of railways is another interest of mine. Churches. I like walking in woods and books are a great passion. So that’s all those things, and all this here is just the blackness, the bleakness. A bleak landscape and ruins. Its all overloaded with blackness”.
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