Alexandra Brunt

Alexandra Brunt


I work across a range of media including sound, text, ceramics, performance and photography. Central to my practice are themes of touch, agency and fragmentation. The works often depict visceral compositions of movement, sound and recordings of touch. Threaded throughout my work is the reference of skin in an attempt to evoke the psychological and visceral qualities of experience.


Recent work including ‘touch her hand, feel her voice’ explores a psychological portrait of resistance. The female voice is used to depict the presence of suffocation, removal and belonging. The piece consists of a poetic dialogue that reads in both Arabic and English portraying the experience of women living in the occupied Palestinian territories and the experience of the occupation. In addition, another recent work, ‘as stems reach in silent rooms’ consist of a series of ceramic forms. The work holds subtle traces of movement and touch; limb like forms. The work depicts the presence of growth and decay as a constant bodily movement. Both works were made whilst on a month-long residency in Palestine and were exhibited as part of the Qalandiya International.

Biography

Between 2014 until 2016 I studied on the MFA Fine Art programme at the BxNU Institute based in Newcastle upon Tyne. I was awarded the Baltic scholarship to pursue my MFA studies. This award was selected by Alessandro Vincentelli, curator of exhibitions & research at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts. Prior to this I attained my BA (Hons) in Fine art & Contemporary Photographic Practice also at Northumbria University. Recently I completed my co-directorship role at Platform arts based in Belfast. Where I specialised in the development of outreach projects and events. Current and upcoming projects include an Expanded Studio project between fifteen visual artists based in Belfast and fifteen counterparts based at Primary, Nottingham. The project is artist-led and encourages dialogue, exchange and new approaches towards collaboration.


alexandrabruntartist@gmail.com

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