Georgia Saxelby is an interactive installation artist whose practice investigates the relationship between art, architecture, ritual and cultural identity.
Saxelby is currently based in Washington, DC where she is an Artist-In-Residence at the art and social impact incubator, Halcyon Arts Lab.
Here, she is investigating the performance of resistance, revisionism and reclamation by communities of women, drawing from the 2017 Women's March and the #MeToo virtual movement. The artist is interested in how we gather ourselves to enact the futures we imagine.
My work is about exploring and re-imagining our cultural relationship towards women. How are women represented in our cultural mythologies? What are women-driven methods of passing down cultural knowledge and value systems? What do feminine forms of strength and power look and feel like? I use art as an experimentation platform – to investigate these questions and then twist and re-present the answers.
The artist's current project To Future Women has received widespread acclaim and is traveling to various national cultural institutions throughout Washington, DC, including the Hirshhorn, The Phillips Collection and The Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building.