Natasha MacVoy, HERMIT Projects Floor Plan
Natasha MacVoy makes work through a range of approaches including sculpture, installation and performance. Drawing on personal experiences and observations her work explores the limits of sight and site. Reconsidering and looking again are central to Natasha’s use of materials and subject matter.
Themes of death and living with a curiosity of endeavour and storytelling are also prominent in her work. In 2019 she established Death Club, a monthly meeting where the group discusses death in order to learn how to live. These activity led sessions are the antidote to small talk coffee mornings by creating a frank openness that accepts and allows exchanges on subjects ranging from vulnerability and fear, to ambition and motivation.
The gap between revealing and concealing offers fertile working conditions as she layers found, heard and personal stories into a physical visual language that withholds as much as it shares. Natasha uses conversation and editing to find an economy of words and materials, making them alternative forms of language and thought. The revisiting, deconstruction and abstraction of her repeated use of materials creates an ongoing dialogue between her works both visually and conceptually.
Natasha graduated with her BA (Hons) Fine Art from Cardiff in 2001 before moving to the French Alps to work as a freelance sports photographer for five years. She completed a Masters in Fine Art at UWE, Bristol in 2009. Recent exhibitions include Groping In The Dark, solo show at Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol, Reading (silently) in Public, a performance for Spike Island Associates’ PRODUCTIONPRODUCTIONPRODUCTION at Tate Modern, London, The audience seeped in, a collaboration with Chinonyerem Odimba, Arnolfini, Bristol, and [The] Strange Case, a two person show with Chloe Brooks, Ickburgh Studio, London. She has also received an a-n bursary in 2019 and was an artist in residence at The Mothership, Bridport, 2018.
The artist was in the following exhibition: UNITe 2019 Links :