Master of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, 2017
sam dollimore's practice plays across the corporeal and existential.
She wants this incarnate machinery in which we exist to be able to reclaim itself in defiance of restrictive value systems. Through her work she investigates aspects of the human body and psyche that too often become sources of shame and anxiety.
The making process is both a physical and mental search for non-rational spaces to explore alternative embodiment. The question of unrepentant existence in space - and how to defend that space - is one that continues to fuel all aspects of her practice.
The work celebrates the body as transgressive, and looks to a place where flesh might emerge transcendent.