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Brighid Black

I work across a variety of media, producing moving image works, print works and, more recently, assemblages based on my encounters with the rural landscape. My working process involves walking in the landscape, gathering video footage and photographs, and making drawings. I collect bones, plants and other natural and manmade objects encountered in my explorations. A consideration of human experience and perceptions of remote and liminal landscapes has informed recent work, particularly the high North Pennine region of North East England. My current research is interdisciplinary, enquiring into animal/human interactions and ritual responses to contemporary crises, through contemporary practice and theoretical perspectives in art and archaeology. I work with archaeological assemblages and landscapes, with a special interest in prehistoric hunter-gatherer lifeways. Other influences on my practice include mythology, folklore and literature.