Leah Clements & Access Docs for Artists
Leah Clements is an artist based in London whose practice spans film, photography, performance, writing, installation, and other media. Her work is concerned with the relationship between the psychological, emotional, and physical, often through personal accounts of unusual or hard-to-articulate experiences. Her practice also focuses on sickness/cripness/disability in art, in critical and practical ways, and she also teaches on the Writing for Performance Mst at the University of Cambridge.
Clements is currently an artist in residence at Serpentine Galleries. Recent commissions include the solo show ‘The Siren of the Deep’ at Eastside Projects, the group show ‘Oceanic Feelings’ at Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonards (both 2021), (2020): ‘Hyperbaric’, original performance as part of ‘Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy’, Somerset House Studios, with a second iteration commissioned by Rupert at the Artists’ Association Gallery, Vilnius; ‘A sort of ‘no’ feeling’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid. (2019): ‘ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety’, Science Gallery London; ‘Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Exhibition’, Baltic, Newcastle; On Cripping ICA, London; (2015): ‘Beside’, live work, Chisenhale Gallery; ‘you promised me poems’ solo show, Vitrine, London.
In March 2019 after a period of collaborative research including a residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Leah, Lizzy Rose and Alice Hattrick launched Access Docs for Artists: an online resource to help disabled artists create and use access documents.