Is it that I cannot see myself?

Alice Cooke

Year:

2017

Media:

Video

Size (cm):

68 x 110 x 6

London 2018

Other works

Untitled

Alice Cooke

Year:

2017

Media:

Photograph

Size (cm):

21 x 29.7 x 2

London 2018

Untitled

Alice Cooke

Year:

2017

Media:

Photograph

Size (cm):

21 x 29.7 x 2

London 2018

Biography

Alice is a Cornish born artist and graduated from BA Photography at the London College of Communication in 2017.

Artist statement

My practice uses photographs, moving image and text, working with the role of the female in today’s society, challenging expectations about gender specific behaviour and questioning where this leaves my personal sense of belonging. This, combined with a more general consideration of our relationship to the human body, results in narratives that touch broadly on the nature of physicality and more specifically on personal sentiment.

A continuous and thorough research process is an important element that underpins my work; my ideas and criticisms informed largely through literature and poetry. My work subtly integrates personal experience along with a study of larger, more complex issues; an expression and study of myself in relation to a broader cultural condition.

The notion of belonging is deeply rooted in my work, analysing the significance of a lack of belonging within one’s body, juxtaposed with a strong sense of belonging to a landscape. Landscape and body regularly become one in my work, a merging of bodies, an interest in the origins of human existence and a criticism of the immanence of the female body.