Gillian Bencke’s art practice is about ideas and what an idea might look like. She creates sculptural textile ‘creatures’ with impossible anatomies that are condensed elements of something heard or read that she is passionate about. Delicately hand stitched and embellished, each creature embodies specific ideas and provocative abstract forms that question our relationships between information and physical forms.
Claire Weeks uses the performing body to translate her unique embodied experience of illness. By isolating parts of the body, she takes somatic sensations leaving a trace representation where the body is given ease. Clare’s photographic responses delve deep within, displaying the physical that is felt not exposed.