Wednesday, November 24, 2010
words that work.
Love the above work by artist Adele Todd, perhaps because it reminds me of a fair amount of Annette Messeger's word pieces. In this work Adele used local phrases from her home of Trinidad.
The still above is from a performance of hers, it also evokes Messeger's work, specifically her Albums.
Adele has a powerful series about violence and abuse using silhouettes and installation, reminding me of Kara Walker but without the historical context and references.
Adele is very diverse in how she uses thread and fibers and is generally inspired by situations that affect or are a part of her West Indies culture.
You can see more of her work as well as videos of her performance here.