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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Italy
Genova
Panic attack. Analogic photography. Double exposure. Kiev 88. Ilford HP5 400 This photographic series was made during a personal search for the expression of my discomfort. I was never able to put into words what I felt (still feel) with my panic attacks, but one evening, after developing the...
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...
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Series /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/: a silent story told, a statement, a performance. To lessen misunderstandings in this sensitive subject, let’s invoke the book of words, for, beyond words’ immediate denotations, they have connotative powers. The Process: Performance (Oxford Dictionary Online): 1. ‘An...
United Kingdom
Hove
'WHAT IS MINE?' Colonisation of Body, Mind and Culture.
China - Hong Kong / Macau
Hong Kong
The idea of Unpeeling started with one of the artist’s grandma’s after dinner habits - peeling oranges and share them with her family. The act of peeling oranges symbolizes sharing, connecting and healing. Peeling the orange reveal the vulnerable center, and metaphorically this action exposes the ar...

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