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Sophie Conolly 'Scattering' performance (still), 2018, HD digital video, colour, sound cop

Statement

My work explores different forms of memorialisation, questioning how notions of remembrance and mourning intersect with the tangibility of memory. My use of materials and processes reflects how memory can be re-contextualised, the resulting objects often being physically fragile to reflect the skin-like vulnerability of my own recollection.

 

I am also interested in the language of emotion, and how this can be harnessed to physical things – particularly textile objects. For me, emotional healing can be made manifest through the transformative act of sustained and mindful making, serving to connect invisible to visible, past to present, in the physical act of repair. I am fascinated by processes of translation, coding systems and binary constructions, and I explore how visibility and legibility often address the legacy of shame attached to the expression of overt emotion.

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