About the artist
Alicia Fidler Graduated from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2018
For an up to date CV including exhibitions, please visit the artist's website
My practice expands how aesthetics of an object can be used to allude to the presence of action and a premise for performance.
Functionality and Agency are contexts, which I employ to transcend an object’s still state. Adopting motifs such as handles, hooks, hinges, nets, harnesses and hoops, I dip into our preexisting relationships with objects and actions. Using Function as a guide for how the body enters the work. ‘Where the handle meets the hand to produce the thing’.
Interaction is my crux, the genesis. I am fascinated by the anticipation and desire for engagement with sculpture. Changing and twisting the nature of the body and the object, into a moment caught in time. I make works, which in every sense give instructions and demand usage but are so still. Wrapped up in potentiality. Stalling the moment of activity, producing an object that screams its performative past and future out.
Recently working with visual suggestion, I have begun to use photographs of past performances. Distorting them with pattern and abstraction. Absorbing images directly onto materials. Re-digesting the echoes of action, presenting a twisted instruction.
Through self-referencing, function and performance my work has become anthropomorphic. The sculptures embody their own Agency through visual clues.
They play out their own situations and actions extending beyond the tools, objects and apparatus they resemble. I move from the realms of interaction, into works that represent a single moment;
Text source: artist website
Artist website: aliciafidler.co.uk