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A Portrait of The Artist, Degrees of Separation, 2014 (2)
My work explores the notion of archiving and collecting through photography and other digital media. Through a continuous process of gathering groups of people (gingers previously, now artists), I am interested in identifying collective experience, communal identity, nationhood and the inherent ‘otherness’ that exists within these. In this way, I begin analysing (often, pseudo-scientifically) the likenesses and differences amongst self-identified groups.

My latest series, A Portrait of the Artist, has so far manifested through two group exhibitions in 2014 – Fresh Produce at Turbine Art Fair, July 2014, and Degrees of Separation at the Absa Gallery, September 2014. These collections represent the artists with whom I exhibited on two group exhibitions. Each artist was ‘catalogued’ (photographed, interviewed and the data then quantified). In analysing the data that emerges from these groups of people, I create statistics, data visualisations and infographics which become in-situ, multimedia art installations. The exploration between the quantitative and qualitative, the categorical and personal, the binary and insight all encourage the viewer to engage with the often-anonymous makers of the artwork on the walls of the exhibition.

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A Portrait of The Artist, Fresh Produce, 2014 (1)


Wall Installation as part of Fresh Produce exhibition at Turbine Art Fair 2014, Turbine Hall

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Individual artist portraits with unique statistical signature
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A Portrait of The Artist, Degrees of Separation, 2014 (1)


Wall and Sound Installation as part of Degrees of Separation exhibition at Absa Gallery 2014

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Process booklet from A Portrait of The Artist, Degrees of Separation, 2014 (1)

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