Sophie Purchase Midlothian, United Kingdom
Sophie Purchase (b.1993) is an artist and facilitator based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
My practice examines the shared characteristics of social performance and art performance, using a multi- disciplinary approach to create installations aiming to capture, organise and reproduce the seemingly casual or unplanned. Works seek to deconstruct and examine unknowingly scripted routines, using artistic and academic research as impetus. I have an interest in how performances are preserved, recognised and curated. Unnoticed fingerprints on windows, a well- placed book pile or carefully indented cushions; all are markers to be perceived, whether accidental or constructed by their maker. An interest in museological practice and exhibition-making informs how these performances and their remnants can be displayed, categorised and engaged with.