Nicola Hockley

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I am an Interdisciplinary artist and designer. My practice is conceptual and wide ranging, often responding to a site, a situation or a place. Research is central to my creative process and I work across, constructed and printed textiles, photography, typography and printmaking. My practice is not restricted by subject, style or process. My aim is to find appropriate ways to communicate  with an intended audience by providing unexpected and highly considered responses. It is my concern with surface both as a mode of communication and as a point of contact between people and their environment gives my practice cohesion. 

This work explores the idea of silence. It came about in response to ‘Heroines’, by Kate Zambreno. ( 5.00 - 14.44  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al4SR4unHaI ) and is a response to the forgotten, erased and rewritten modernist woman writers. I am drawn to textiles because I believe they have, the capacity to invite a more intimate relationship with the viewer and encourage a sensory response. The work considers textiles as a salient/non-verbal mode of communication. I use the intrinsic qualities of materials and processes to evoke associations, emotions, convey meaning and to align myself within a history of woman’s labour.  Title : Silence   Media : Hair and felt   Dimensions in inches: 13.8 wide X 17.7  high unframed.
This work forms part of a body of work that explores the idea of silence. Vivien came about in response to a reading of ‘Heroines’, by Kate Zambreno ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al4SR4unHaI) and examines a section of ‘The Waste Land “by T.S Eliot. Title : Vivien  Media: paper, fabric and thread  Dimensions in inches: 16.1 wide x 7.9  high unframed.

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United States of America
Berkeley
The female body is nothing short of a miracle, stronger than any of us were taught to think about ourselves. During the pandemic deep into the shelter in place order, I got to witness a home birth. These images were inspired by the water birth, the beauty of both the before and after. As the po...
United Kingdom
London
Photography Project about Obsession, Pleasure and Femininity.  My aim is to create a scene that captures or creates an isolated moment of pleasure  These scenes are constructed through an exaggerated, surreal and bizarre  performance.
Germany
Berlin
Since this Pandemic has taken over, and we need to stay home for health and safety matters. The work life of most has changed. Home office for some, or no official office at all for others (Freelancers or artists) Myself as a photographer who works mainly on Events and Performance Music photography...
United States of America
Homestead
As quarantine went on I'm sure all of us felt an urge to find value in the simpler things in life, those things we would take for granted. I began to find value, both artistically and emotionally, in the simple life the my dog Jack lives every day. While every being has their trials and tribulations...
United Kingdom
MAIDSTONE
Normally, my work consists of documenting other people, light underwater or just capturing mundane life. However, while at home in isloation, it made me try other ways of creating work. It forced me to photograph myself when I don't normally like to and I found it to be a very valuable exp...

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