Julia Willoughby Dorset, United Kingdom
Artist working in drawing, photography and film on the cusp between analogue and digital methodologies
A lot of the inspiration for my work comes from longstanding interests in scientific and sociological themes such as ecology, geology, genetics etc. I am drawn to pattern and light, and often work with natural materials. I set up experiments and constructions to replicate real processes.
I usually photograph or film these experiments, because this has the power to give things which are ‘not real’ a sense of authenticity as well as decontextualizing them, and allows me to play with scale and time in a way that presenting the physical object does not.
My most recent work ‘self-assembly’ is a series of photographs looking at how memory and identity are constructed. Drawn, assembled and layered, using a combination of analogue and digital technologies; these images have no scale, and exist in a timeless nebulous world, only reachable in the imagination.