Alanna Lawley, 2019, Brain without Organs - Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. The artist wears Luminette – a medical grade device used for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
I am interested in finding ways to express the architecture of womanhood using my personal experience as a starting point. It is through a process of intuitive drawing & painting that I clarify my interior positioning and leads to the development of site-specific participatory interventions that probe my wider perception of the exterior world and current social contexts.
I use media that is appropriate to the question I pose, and offer up my architectural experiences through sculpture, installation and most recently, the digital sphere. They are a response to the lack of psychological security in our culture and the impact of our environment on our well being. I speculate about an architecture as a potential healing modality, exploiting the playful interaction as it takes place under the eyes of the visitor & our hyper-connected community as a result.
Alanna Lawley (b.1983) is a UK artist based in Berlin, she graduated with a First Class Honours, Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (2005) and has exhibited internationally – including the UK, US, Poland, The Netherlands & Japan.
Selected exhibitions, talks & residencies Berlin Baustelle, De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands (2020) | Brain without Organ (2019), Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin | CHECK OUT 4/4 (2018),Vorspiel / Transmediale & CTM, Import Projects, Berlin | Transparency (2017), SIC! BWA Wrocław, Poland | Artist in Resident (2015), Kranich Museum, Hessenburg, Germany | Artist in Resident (2017), Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands.