Hazel Soper: I Lived Here Once And Then You Killed Me

17 Feb-26 Mar 2023
PV 16 Feb 2023, 6-9pm


OUTPOST presents the work of Hazel Soper (based in Newcastle/Norwich)

The installation work explores women’s histories and British folkloric traditions, drawing  threads from the past to the contemporary issues women face. An ecofeminist lens  focusses on land use and ownership, and the comparison between women’s bodies  and environments as contested property, specifically looking at the local legend of the  Somerton Witch, who was buried alive inside St Mary’s Church. Hazel is a video installation  artist, exploring the effects of technology and capitalism on women’s autonomy. Referencing traditions of female labour, she often use textiles to create installation  elements, alongside close-up, non-narrative video pieces. Collage also has a strong  presence throughout her work, both with analogue collages, and through the juxtaposition  of appropriated text in video, audio and print form.  

She has completed residencies at The Maltings, Berwick (05/2022) and at Fish Factory Arts,  Cornwall which culminated in solo exhibition, Altar for the Commons (09/2020). Her work  has been shown both nationally and internationally, including at NeMe, Limassol, 2019;  FaB Festival, Bath, 2018; AIR Gallery, Altrincham, 2018, and the Baltic, Gateshead 2021.

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