Lucy is a write and filmmaker whose work propels the familiar towards the poetic and the unexpected. Her work often involves social exchange and unconventional processes and has taken place in galleries; museums; libraries; housing estates; on water and in the air.
The shaping of words informs all of her practice, even where the presence of words might not be visible. A levity underlies her approach to the subjects she explores, as well as a gentle persistence in questioning what she finds.
She has explored acts of naming in a research residency at the Foundling Museum; asked, ‘how does a library move?’ creating sound installations and temporary sculptures for Hampton Library, and considered ‘what kind of gesture is a song?’ with communities in Nine Elms, London. Her projects frequently involve people from all walks of life in contexts that offer form to or are formed by the work.
Lucy has received funding and commissions from the BFI; Arts Council England; Creative Scotland; Gulbenkian Trust; BBC and Channel 4. Her works on film and video have taken the form of both single screen and installations, and have been shown in film festivals; on BBC2 and Channel 4 and in galleries including Sophiensaele and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Hyde Park Art Center; Cultural Center and Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, USA; Zahoor ul Akhal Gallery, Lahore, India; Bonington Gallery, Nottingham; Tramway, Glasgow and Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern, Siobhan Davies Studios, and the Natural History Museum, London, UK.
The Foundling Museum chose her as their inaugural artist and she and has undertaken a year-long residency for Whitechapel Gallery at Central Foundation School for Girls in Bow, London.
Favourite Word: 'lunistice'
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