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

 

Louise Adkins – Manchester School of Art

Louise Adkins – Website

I am very pleased to be working with Art Gene on the Extreme Views project, developing work in response to the coastal landscape and its history. I am excited by the multiple histories and stories of the region and look forward to working with the Art Gene team and wider community of Barrow.

Louise Adkins

Extreme Views Artist-in-Residence 2018-19

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