Photo: Susan Francis in Salisbury, South West

Susan Francis

Artist, Film-maker, Lecturer / academic, Teacher

I am interested in what lies just beneath the fragile veneer of society, that which we choose to remain hidden -  the cracks beneath the wall paper, the unspoken phrases, the unmentioned incidents that threaten to resurface. These preoccupations morph into strange objects, mutated and altered by our interactions,  sharing the stage in installations which hint at a fractured aftermath, bearing silent witness and at times, condemnation. Materials are near at hand, wax, sticky back plastic, cling film, cotton wool -  stuff of little value. In film, the camera exposes momentary narratives, uncomfortable histories, fragile exchanges in an off and online world, the line often blurred between the two. Mine is the position of the voyeur, the gaze of the outsider looking in. We are flawed beings. That interests me greatly.

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Location Salisbury, South West