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Louise Orwin is an artist-researcher living and working in East London. Her work is informed by and pre-supposes the cultural limitations imposed upon her as a body loaded with a female countenance. She creates work which conveys a preoccupation with this female body and its conception and reception within popular culture. Her ever-evolving practice seeks to fuse the horrifyingly intimate with the excruciatingly public, often engaging its audiences in demanding, exciting and risk-taking positions: always asking not only what the audience may take from the performance, but what the performance may take from its audiences. Her work spans the live and the recorded with incarnations in performance, video and photography. Mixing the highly theatrical with the perfectly mundane, her artwork challenges what we may conceive of as entertaining in a fast-moving, and media saturated world.
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Find her main website at: www.louiseorwin.com
Contact her at: email@example.com
Hedda’s House, Bristol, 2008
Instant Gratification, Bristol, 2009