Belfast based Dorothy Hunter is an artist, critic and researcher.
"My practice is based upon the ways in which space and society interact. My work so far has been rooted in the element of removal that accompanies inherited history, and the stages where, due to the associations of their pasts, elements are not comfortable in artistic appropriation or have not found any “appropriate” form.
I am interested in how certain socio-political/historical reference points make art “age” more apparently, as it relates to where time and place sit in collective consciousness. At the same time, the act of being used within art makes a source enter into a stage of processing and “cultural response”, thus aging the source itself. This kind of cultural feedback and mindfulness, and its many motives (such as regeneration and image awareness) have made me interested in using space in such a way that straddles arenas, for example between art gallery and museum, storage and display.
I often work across disciplines that contrast physical properties and relevance of media - in terms of both the information it contains and the connotations of such media itself. Using gathered material - both personal and public domain - against more formally created objects I like to play with the sincerity and engineering behind the act of exhibition."
Watch and learn more about Dorothy Hunter's 20 minute presentation Damp Coolth for the AEROPONIC ACTS 2020 at Radio Kootwijk, August 2020.
Learn more about Dorothy Hunter's written MA thesis (DAI, 2021): Tethering Time: Chronopolitics and Extractive Capital in Northern Ireland