Imogen Stidworthy (b. 1963)

Barrabackslarrabang (2009-2010)
7AM (2005)
I Hate (2007)
Alex (2001-2002)

Imogen Stidworthy’s film and installation works concern aspects of voice and language such as the sound of the voice, losing or gaining language and processes of translation. She works with the voice as a sculptural material to question how social space is constituted and how we are located in it. What are the different dimensions and conditions of the voice as a bodily, spatial or discursive material? She focuses on schisms and transitions in the social landscape, observing how they manifest in the voice and the body.

In 2010/11 she has made solo exhibitions at Matts Gallery, London; The Work at Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck; Arnolfini, Bristol and Barrabackslarrabang at Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam. Group exhibitions include (2010-11) Terminal Convention at Cork International Airport decomissioned terminal, Ruins Recycled at Galerie Akinci; Art Sheffield 2010; Eternal Tour, East Jerusalem and No Longer Empty in Liverpool Biennial; in 2009: Niet Normaal, Difference on Display at the Beurs van Beurlage, Amsterdam; See This Sound at Lentos Museum, Linz, and a large installation at Zacherlfabrik, Vienna; in 2008 she made the exhibition Die Lucky Bush. A project by Imogen Stidworthy at MuHKA, Antwerp and showed work in Shrinking Cities (Cube, Manchester); major exhibitions in 2007 include Documenta 12, Kassel, Shanghai Bienniale and Thessaloniki Biennale. Awards include the Dutch Prix de Rome 1996, Becks Futures (shortlisted 2004), The Northern Art Prize (shortlisted 2008) and the Liverpool Art Prize (winner 2008). She is based in Liverpool and is an Advising Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL.

Imogen Stidworthy in UbuWeb Sound
"Ten Women Who Use Film" curated by Jennifer Higgie