Artists: Anne Edwardes
Title: Lead White
Dates: 12.01.14-25.01.14
Statement/Essay:
In this work, I have been isolating everyday rituals of domesticity — simple acts of sifting flour or hanging out washing. By removing them
from their familiar environment they become monumental and, sometimes, tragic. This re-staging of quiet rituals amplifies their repetitive and rhythmic qualities. They become meditations on the banal. This interest in the meditative qualities of the everyday is historically rooted in the conventions of the still-life, a genre of painting and photography that draws attention to the mundane and the materialistic as a way of asking wider questions about the value we place on objects.
Whilst my work acknowledges these traditions, my own interests lie in the how they might be used to tell us something about contemporary ‘domestic’. Lately this has been through a connection with a ‘moment’, and the repeated rituals that often embed a sense of belonging.