Approved: 20.01.2009

Alice Highet


Approved: 20.01.2009
  • Location: Durham, North East

Artist Statement

I am interested in slowness and slow art as a reaction to the contemporary experience of fast time. My arts practice uses film, with its time-based associations, to try to capture everyday temporal shifts, induced by physical phenomena such as a shadows, water and light. The imagery used references and contrasts subjects such as accumulating dust or the shock of spilling something to enhance moments when time appears to slow down.

I present my videos within sculptural environments, creating physically immersive slow time experiences. I am exploring the relationship between the real sculptural form and the virtual nature of the film. I am also interested in the slow states of presence and absence and how these relate to our use of technology, our bodies and how we think about what is real and what is virtual. 



CV & Education

2017 - MA Visual Art and Culture - Durham University - Distinction 

1997 - Bachelor of Design (Hons) - Liverpool Hope University 

Past experience includes:

2003 - 2010 - Jewellery designer/ maker practice

Exhibitions included: 2007 - Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen, 2007 - Crafts Council Jewellery Showcase, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2007 - Origin Craft Fair, Somerset House, London 

Public commissions: 2008 - Momentum- Large scale mobile sculpture, Atrium of Castle Hill Cancer Care Centre, Hull

Competitions, prizes and awards: 2005 - Crafts Council/ UKTI Award for Export, Chelsea Crafts Fair, London 2005 - Creative Business Venture Grant, Arts Council, North East

Teahing: 2005 - 20013 - Jewellery Lecturer, BA (Hons) Applied Arts, Cleveland College of Art and Design.