5 June 2020
Image: Alice Channer, photo: Thierry Bal
What are artists thinking and doing now? We hope you enjoy watching the seventh in our Three Questions series, with artist Alice Channer.
Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Acting Head of Programme of Kettle’s Yard, says: ‘The idea for the series was inspired by Jim and Helen Ede, the founders of Kettle’s Yard. They hosted, commissioned and collected artists all of their life. Most of their friends were artists, and artists were undoubtedly the people they respected and trusted the most. So in this moment of uncertainty, it only makes sense for us to turn to artists and their worldviews to help make sense of our new normal. I am asking artists who have worked at Kettle’s Yard to answer to three questions with a short video. Enjoy!’
Watch artist Alice Channer’s response, filmed in her home in London, England.
About Alice Channer
Alice Channer (Oxford, 1977) imagines her work as a kind of 21st Century Process Art. Channer uses sculpture to s t r e t c h out, slow down and speed up industrial and post-industrial production processes. Her work makes these processes visible to herself and to others, and attunes us to the embodiments and disembodiments involved. Using materials ranging from spider crab shells and stainless steel to recycled plastic and pleated silk, Channer’s work traces the disappearance, mutation and possible evolution of multiple bodies in post-industrial environments.
Alice Channer was part of ‘Actions’, a major group exhibition in two parts that marked the grand reopening of Kettle’s Yard in 2018.
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