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Dierdre Pearce, translator, 2016. Installation and performance, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka. Masking tape, found objects, acrylic paint, polystyrene.

Dierdre Pearce, translator, 2016. Installation and performance, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka. Masking tape, found objects, acrylic paint, polystyrene. Photograph Dierdre Pearce.

I’m interested in how people interact with the physical, social and psychological spaces they inhabit, and in how we map the boundaries between our interior and exterior worlds. Most recently I’ve been exploring how technologies influence my experience of the world and my sense of self.

In March 2017 I began a PhD in sculpture; my thesis focuses on reconciling my digital and physical self. I’ll be collecting my digital information and developing sculptural metaphors which establish how I relate this material to my physical body and its constituent physical information (such as nucleic acids and proteins).

I work with drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. The process of making work, rather than its eventual outcome, is important to me: in a way when I am making work I am ‘making sense’ of the world around me.

Because I’m exploring ways of creating meaning, my work often refers to objects which can operate as symbols, to patterns and their interpretation, and to the body and the way it collects information through the senses.

Email dierdre.pearce@gmail.com

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Website http://www.dierdrepearce.com

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