Heather Phillipson: ‘I have no fixed starting point’

The artist shares the inspiration behind her work and delves into her thought process

Heather Phillipson’s work often involves collisions of wildly different imagery, materials and media. Through multiple, unexpected combinations, she conjures absurd and complex systems.

Phillipson’s multimedia projects include video, sculpture, installation, music, poetry and digital media. She describes her works as ‘quantum thought experiments’. They often carry an underlying sense of threat – a suggestion that, in the artist’s words, ‘received ideas, images and the systems that underpin them may be on the verge of collapse’.

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