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Peta Lloyd is a 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."

OLD GOB 2021 

Artist book.
Format: A4, 15 page book. Pencil and ink on cartridge and tracing paper. 

"Over the past year I have experienced frequent swelling of my lips and mouth for no apparent reason. During this time I have become slightly obsessed with its shape, proportions and how it feels. The drawings became a way of closely exploring and noting the changes to this area of my body. The mouth seemed to take on different manifestations and I became interested in the origins and definitions of slang terms that have been used for the mouth.


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In response to the 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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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)

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