Header image: ‘Notes for a Performance – (Re) Visioning a Smoky Meeting’ 2017 (Detail) Photo: J Purcell
Louise Adkins, Extreme Views Artist-in-Residence
My practice includes performance, text, drawing and film. My work investigates the relationship between culture and historic narrative. It is concerned with recent histories, collective and narrative memory, historicity and the documentation of momentous events. I often work with specialist interest groups and communities to develop performances utilizing their skills, knowledge and specialist histories. These partnerships allow me to access expert groups whilst developing new audiences and engagement in the work. I work with collections, archives, libraries and heritage sites. I am interested in the performative possibilities of these sites and histories and the narrative potential inherent in re-visioning them.
Image: ‘Notes for a Performance – (Re) Visioning a Smoky Meeting’ 2017 (Detail) Photo: J Purcell