[TISEA 1992] Artist Statement: Linda Dement – Tales of Typhoid Mary

Artist Statement

My work is, for me, a way to make tangible and give form to things that are intangible and formless. It deals with sex, violence, corporeality, experiences, memories, madness, desires and passions: things that are nebulous, changing, and not necessarily physical or tangible. I attempt to represent these things in order to be able to live with them.

I am interested in creating work that has intensely personal and corporeal subject matter as well as my own blood and clutter At the same time this is achieved using a technology that is often associated with the impersonal, with slickness, cleanness and the commercial world. However, this very contradiction allows for and parallels the shift­ ing associations of the work I make.

  • Linda Dement, Australia