PETA LLOYD

Peta Lloyd is the second DWELL residency artist.

Her residency began in the autumn of 2020 and is ongoing. 

"In 2020, during Lockdown, I completed my PhD, Text+Object+Action =Textact, which investigated if and how written text can work as the main focus of a performative art practice.  Having spent a number of years designing and performing works with a clearly defined aim, I am keen to use my DWELL time exploring different ways of working, both through performance and other media.  The current inability to mix and work in the public realm has focussed my attention onto the making of short and simple works performed to camera and resurrected my interest in printing, paper making and book-works."

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‘The monotony of pestilence’ (2021) (video still)

In response to quote ‘The truth is that nothing is less sensational that pestilence, by reason of their duration, great misfortunes are monotonous.’

Albert Camus. The Plague (1947)

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Watching ..waiting’ (2020) (video still)

In response to quote ‘It is at this point that the mirror , as an accomplice, becomes an agent of demystification.’

Michael Foucault  Madness and Civilisation: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (1961)