Brisbane based artist, Annelize Mulder will focus on developing her art practice through a series of experimental works. Although Annelize has interdisciplinary approach to her work, she intends to challenge herself with multiple vantage points and methods of working.
Annelize’s work is underpinned by her migrant status in Australia with persistent themes of displacement and spatial relationships that surface in her art making. During the course of this residency, Annelize will favour South African materials she has collected. Over the course of ten years, Annelize gathered fabric specific to her birth country, South Africa. The vibrant colours, distinctive patters, and starchy smell, are laden with cultural significance. Creating soft sculptures to be used as installation components and in a performative capacity is her starting point. The experimental nature of her methods will lead to unexplored possibilities and incorporate other materials. Annelize uses photographic, video and sound documentation that often yield interesting additions to her installations.
Spending dedicated time in Brisbane during the residency is significant to Annelize’s process. By placing herself at the centre of her new environment has strong ties to the concepts she is exploring. She seeks to articulate behaviour, feelings, and experiences of being a foreigner that will always be a bit disconnected. Annelize values creative collaboration as an opportunity to evolve and learn alongside others. During the residency, Annelize will invite other artists into her studio to periodically work alongside her.
2018 / Metro Arts – 5 month residency