2016-2018 Clementine Edwards (Australia)


Seemingly simple, Clementine’s practice is deeply multifaceted. She creates small-scale sculptures made of found materials, plastics and precious metals. Her work speaks of craft, trauma, jewellery and the body. She does not regard her works as autonomous sculptures, since they are the by-product of social exchanges. They bear the traces of her daily life, and her broader political considerations. In Clementine’s work, viewing invites intimacy, just as engaging with her poetry does. Her professional experience as an editor at Penguin Australia has shaped her outstanding literary abilities. Clementine hopes that the theoretical opportunities presented by DAI will allow her to expand on her current interests. How to integrate the linguistic, material, psychological and political dimensions she deals with in a rich and complex whole is the challenge for her research.