Collage 21


‘It is like I’m breaking free of my old life and my old patterns and then going into this complete unknown new world and new life that is yet to be created. A thawing out of the past. In the collage here, that’s all ice. That’s like the archetypal woman. Its not me, but it is me. I think this is more like a goddess, a higher power, protective. She’s appeared before. Her arms are around my daughter. If you ask me to point out which of the women is me, none them: none of them and all of them. The empty eyes represent a different way of seeing. The people are thoughts and the seals are me – making breathing holes in the ice. If the hole is big enough they can get out so they can exist on both planes. The seals are quite angelic, this one going up towards the light is a comfortable and peaceful figure’.


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Alexa Wright

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.

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