Originally from Germany, I am a UK-based interdisciplinary artist, who graduated from the University of Brighton with a First in Fine Art (Sculpture) in 1993, and went on to complete an MA Fine Art (Sculpture) at Chelsea School of Art, in 1995.
walk into my parlour: spinning gossamer threads, and playing parlour games is a selected archive of work made between 1990 and 2015
Over the 25 years documented here, I took very particular found objects, that carried within them a sense of their previous history and usage, and I transformed them. They, as often as not, came from a predominantly domestic environment, the home, and were often closely connected to the body and the bedroom. I combined them with text, and still or moving image, and sound; I tampered with their origins, often making cruel parodies of them, in an exploration of the “done-to-ness” in Self-Other relationships and the ambivalence inherent in this strong emotion called love.
The thread that runs through all my work is my interest in childhood, in memory and fantasy, and in how we relate to, and are shaped by, the significant people in our lives, through the stories that we tell.
Over the years the work evolved from making objects, to making installations and performances. From the early 90s onwards these were usually intimate one-to-one performance-installations in alternative spaces; sometimes they took the form of performances-to-camera, or performances documented through text and made into artist’s books.
I have performed in Brighton, London, Glasgow, Berlin and Krakow.
all images and text copyright Alice Lunt 2021