Artist Statement

I have a deep interest in the detailed physicality and organisation of the body stemming from a career as a contemporary dance artist.

The body has it’s own voice and in my photography I work with it as a malleable and intuitive tool.

I’m interested in seeing the body for what it is, not tied to an identity or to a person but having its own personality and experience. A mass occupying the space, where the boundaries between the body and the outside world are porous and constantly shifting.

Often as I did in dance, I use my own form to embody certain concepts and ideas. However I don’t think of myself as performing nor do I see the outcomes and recognise myself in them. There is no audience except for the eye of the camera documenting the body’s organisation as it tries to find different configurations and ways of being.

My processes are nonlinear and in constant transition, allowing ideas to shift, respond and materialise in their most suited form and are unconstrained to one practice.

Artist Bio

Australian born, I am a London based artist. In 1995 I travelled to Monaco on a scholarship to finish my training at the Princess Grace Academy prior to starting my career as a professional ballerina, performing at a soloist level in Germany for a number of years.

Moving to London I enrolled for a BA (hons) degree at the Trinity Laban Centre in 2003. After graduating I worked as a contemporary dance artist and in late 2015 made the conscious shift into the visual arts.

Contact Details

melissa.spiccia@gmail.com

Links

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