Louise Adkins (b.1971) practice explores the intersection between performance and the documentation of the live act using film and digital media. Her work investigates how film and digital media can be used to foster alternative narratives to a performance or live event. The appropriation and re-enactment of historic cultural events as well as popular cultural references are an ongoing theme in her work. Between, 1998 to 2006 she collaborated with the Glasgow based artist Lisa Le Grove under the name ‘Lisalouise’. This collaborative practice was predominately performance-based and explored collective personal histories as well as the shared cultural landscapes of England and Scotland.
Louise Adkins has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and Europe including new work commissions for the Cornerhouse Gallery Manchester and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Glasgow. She is currently working as Artist/Curator on 'Between' a programme of performance art commissions at the Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester.
Louise Adkins lives and works in Manchester, UK and is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the School of Art.
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