The live artist and senior lecturer in fine art talks about how she sees her art making as a form of thinking, at the same time as being acts of impulse, considering the implications of art as commodity, and sharing about projects like her conceptual persona HRH.the. She talks about the relationship of art and philosophy, and questions, ‘what kind of thing is an artist?’
This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2012 and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School and Dance Umbrella.
Hester Reeve navigates her complex relationship as an artist with the world through her conceptual persona HRH.the. Her practice incorporates the artist’s body/agency, drawing, writing, performance for camera, philosophy and David Bohm’s Dialogue. Public showings include former Randolph Street Gallery Chicago, LIVE Biennale Vancouver, the Women’s Library Gallery London and most recently Arnolfini Bristol. Her performance for camera The Spy: Hester Reeve Does the Doors (SILVER 92) has been shown world wide including MOMA New York and ICA London. The artist has co-authored many publications, most notably Libkovice: Zdař Bůh (DIVUS 97) that explores through interviews and photographs the transition from communism to democracy in post-revolution Czechoslovakia. Reeve is currently commencing a 2- year project with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park supported by an award from the Arts Council of England.