Charli Clark

Charli Clark


Charli Clark is a social-specific artist, working in a variety of media, to explore the notion of the social and society in contemporary times. Forming many of her sociological philosophical ideas in relation to Bruno Latour's Actor-Network-Theory and Jane Bennett's Vibrant Matter, Clark is currently researching the link between the environmentally destructive behaviours that continue to exist in humanity and a lack of control and understanding of our food system. Over the past year she has been developing a method of practice to attempt to deal with this disconnection, to uncover, re-discover and create time and space to appreciate the other actors, bar humans that engage with us through the process of consumption.

Over the past few years Clark has created work in collaboration with a variety of people from a number of different disciplines including sound designers, textile artists, musicians, and marine and plant biologists. She is open and interested in working across research fields and believes that working with others is an essential in order to achieve a more holistic understanding of the human impact and role on Earth. 

‘I am for an art that is political...that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum...that is comic if necessary, or violent or whatever is necessary...’ – Claus Oldenburg, extract from I am for an art, 1961
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Location Bristol, South West
Activities Residencies, Workshops, Participatory projects
Artforms / type of project Environment, Intervention, Participatory, Research, Unclassified
Tags Social, philosophical, food, agriculture, human history