Artists

Louise Adkins

'Material Balance' 2012 Performance (Photograph: John Purcell)

 

'Material Balance' 2012 Performance (Photograph: John Purcell)

 

Louise Birgitta Adkins

 

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. In recent works she has explored how narrative and action can be articulated to inform choreography through instruction and direction.
 
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 and has recently worked as Artist/Curator on 'Between' a programme of performance art commissions at the Cornerhouse, Manchester. Selected exhibitions include ‘Material Balance’ Cornerhouse Manchester, ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ Arsenal Gallery Poznan, Poland, ‘Pressure Point – Between Tracks’ Badhaus, St Gallen Switzerland, Meanwhile in Manchester’ Grand Union and Lombard Method, Birmingham, ‘The Magic of Real Life in Real Situations’ Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) Glasgow.
 
Louise Adkins lives and works in Manchester, UK and is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the School of Art.
 
www.lisa-louise.blogspot.com