• Karen Piddington

    My Shoorona

    My Shoorona

    “My Shoorona” was made in response to Coronavirus lockdown dreams and nightmares, with big hair, big rainbows and big hopes.
    My Shoorona  Sculpture Papier Mache, acrylic paint and wigs  67cms x 60cms


    Karen Piddington

    My fascination is with awkward conjunctions and contradictions between people and animals. I use ambiguity, absurdity and humour to blur boundaries, and to question ways in which we relate to other species. We cannot escape our humanness but the point of my work is to consider the possibility of becoming something other
    I work with film and video performance. I also draw, and make sculptures and installations. My video performances are an exploration of animality as a psychological space in which to communicate differently; to behave, move and even see differently.  ​
    Animals feature as the protagonists in my work. Like a wildlife documentary film maker, I film animals in their natural habitat. Slow motion is prevalent, taking the film out of documentary mode and turning it into the medium of the animal. I hold open a space of ambiguity and position myself in that space with the animal.