Cara Tolmie’s performance for Frieze Projects focuses on narrative and the voice as devices to construct a fictional space
Cara Tolmie’s practice spans installation, performance, video, music, text and spoken word. For Frieze Art Fair she has created a new performance focusing on narrative and the voice as devices to construct a fictional space.
Tolmie’s work often extracts narrative and meaning from a simple starting point, perhaps a short piece of video or an image, which then multiplies and expands exponentially to provide source material for a full body of work – by analyzing a simple landscape she may write a script, develop a vocal performance or shoot a film.
Cara Tolmie (b.1984) is a Scottish artist based in London. Recent solo shows include: ‘Read Thou Art and Read Thou Shalt Remain’, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, (2011); and Sierra Metro, Edinburgh (2008). Group shows include: ‘Maybe I should have called it 'My life in nineteen minutes'’, The Clocktower Gallery, New York; ‘Graham Ball’, Grand Union, Birmingham, (both 2011); ‘Young London’, The Biscuit Factory, London; ‘The Voice is a Language’, Tramway, Glasgow; and ‘21st Century’, Chisenhale Gallery, London (all 2010). Forthcoming shows in 2011 will be at S1, Sheffield and Supplement Gallery, London.