Interview with AFFECT artist in residence: Beth Dillon


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“Photomat Rendevouz”, a series of on-site interviews leaded by Berlin-based artist Leen Horsford with residents of AFFECT Module I.
Horsford’s artistic research practice unfolds in conversational games with the aim to reveal the tastes, aspirations and personalities of the player through words and exchanges, rather than through artwork. In “Photomat Rendevouz” the British artist portrays the resident’s personal views on The Social framed under a Photo booth in the Berliner Warschauer Brücke.

Beth Dillon (b. 1987) explores negotiations of place and personal identity through works that combine elements of costumed performance, video installation and collaborative live art events. Her work examines physical and psychological states of the in-between, focusing on the expressive capacity of the performing body, the poetics of everyday life, and the role of the artist in contemporary society.

Beth’s solo and collaborative work has been shown in Australia and internationally at a range of independent galleries, experimental arts festivals and contemporary art institutions. She has undertaken artist residencies in Iceland, Beijing, and various sites in rural Australia. In 2013, Beth was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. She received the university medal for her studies in Sculpture, Performance and Installation. In 2014, Beth will be undertaking artist residencies in Germany and Slovenia using funding support from the Georgina and Max Melville Memorial Travelling Scholarship (UNSW).


Date: May 05, 2014