Charlotte SquireArtist, Maker, Writer
My work is practice based installation. My process is one of collecting, selecting & reusing mundane objects and materials that have been put to one side or discarded. I am particularly interested in the poetry of the ordinary object & its syntax. It is possible to transform the ordinary into something wonderful that belies and transcends its origin. I often use illumination as part of the construction. This is a mix-up process of assemblage - the constructed objects becoming, by their inherent pre-use, their own family portrait. Grouping them gives a sense of their own sociability and internal history that is both self contained and reflexive, yet open ended as a social encounter.
|Location||London, South East|
|Activities||Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Photographic documentation|
|Artforms / type of project||Installation, Intervention, Public Art, Research, Textiles|
|Tags||illuminaton, uncanny world of interiors, liminal spaces, derelict cities , family groups, species of objects, regeneration, upcycling, lighting|
News & Events
The Hollow at We Could Not Agree, an independent art fair at underground venue Q-Park
The Curtain Dog stomps past on his makeshift stilts lighting the path with a small bedroom light. Tales of the uncanny & personal reference in The Hollow: a self portrait as a life-size toy
The Visitors, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami
Work on social dislocation. transposing the intimate visual language of the home interior far from home into unfamiliar territory to turn the whole idea of Freud’s heimlich inside out.
04/10/2013 – 03/11/2013
ASC Window gallery 128 Blackfriars Rd London SE1 8EQ
The interior reads as internal space, living space or an unexplored territory. Our own habitat has become a commodity to be speculated and traded on
Dr Edwardes Amnaesiac Dream for Transition's The Dream Machine at Sluice Art fair
Cathy Lomax: ‘the theme is Hollywood black and white cinema especially silent cinema. We’re thinking about the way (it) is making a reappearance’ www.fadwebsite.com/2013/10/19/