image: Claire Bridge, Reach, archival inkjet print, 2019
Claire Bridge is a Queer feminist interdisciplinary artist, arts writer and poet with Anglo-Indian and culturally Deaf Australian heritage. Her interests lay in the intersections between art, neuroscience, somatic experience, queer ecologies and feminism. Her work responds to issues of gendered violence, intergenerational trauma and the confluence of these concerns with the environment and impacts of climate change. Rather than simply bearing witness to violence or a dystopian “great unravelling”, she is concerned with a reparative aesthetic and sensibility as a means to address the prevailing lack of connection in wider society. Through her work, Bridge is interested in possibilities for empathy, even with the monstrous and disavowed.
Bridge’s practice involves hand built ceramic biomorphic sculptures, photographic portraits that explore the embodied experience of complex trauma, violence and empathy, to video works, painting and performance.
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