ABOUT

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 research focuses on developing visual metaphors for the relationship between the physical self and its growing digital presence. In particular, I am exploring how water-based metaphors might be used to create systems in which expressions of consciousness, the physical body, emotional states and digital engagement may merge.

I’ll be collecting my digital information and developing sculptural and performance metaphors which establish how I relate this material to my physical body and its constituent physical information (such proteins, biochemical signaling systems, nucleic acids and assembly systems which create order inside the complex lagoons of each of our cells).

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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