Andrea Stokes

Associate Professor, Fine Art

My research is through a Fine Art practice that uses video, drawing and publication to interrogate space and place, informed by a feminist politic that treats ourselves, our bodies and histories as material.

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Recent work includes: Net Curtain (2014) a collaborative drawing made by 25 women creating trompe-l’oeil curtains in the Thelma Hulbert Gallery situated in the historic lace-making town of Honiton, reanimating the presence of the overlooked eponymous artist and engendering conversations about women’s work and the textiles industry.

Contemporary Dance for Beginners (2014) a video made and shown at the Whitechapel Idea Store, an iconic building and controversial replacement for the local library. Working alongside the women participants of a ten-week evening class I inhabit and map space through the repetition of choreographed dance sequences.

In current work resulting from a residency in Northern Greenland, I adopt the persona of Captain Janeway from the US TV franchise Start Trek, inhabiting the site of a controversial zinc mine with an embodiment of imperialism.

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