Using voice, light, ground and tidal water as material, Louisa Fairclough’s work often takes the form of 16mm film loops, field recordings, performances and drawings. Her recent installations create a contemplative space to explore loss and grief.
Louisa is currently working on choral ‘film-sculptures’ and performances that draw on her sister sketchbooks as vocal scores, the work continuing a notional collaboration between the artist and her deceased sister. The work has developed out of research with composer Richard Glover and Gloucester Cathedral choristers.
Her ongoing series of drawings use watercolour and spit on gesso panels and stem from her full moon sleeps along the River Severn.
Selected recent shows: Absolute Pitch + Compositions for a Low Tide, Whitstable Biennale 2014; Jeannie, Arnolfini (installation commissioned by Bristol New Music) 2014; Flecks of a Brighter Colour, ICIA University of Bath, 2014; Film in Space, Camden Art Centre 2013, Displays at Contemporary Art Society 2013, solo show Ground Truth at Ha Gamle Prestegard Norway and Danielle Arnaud London 2011/12. Bore Song was acquired by Contemporary Art Society for Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum: The Wilson, 2012. Two drawings were selected for Jerwood Drawing Prize, 2011.
Louisa Fairclough is represented by Danielle Arnaud.