Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Laura Aldridge works with a broad range of media; photography, textiles, ceramics and glass are all incorporated into a sculptural practice that she describes as an expanded form of collage. PHYSICAL CULTURE: Raise your vibration and stick this up where it will do some good (AD), 2020 is a new audio description piece that reflects on the artists’ own process of making while simultaneously navigating the physicality of her own creation. Here, Aldridge provides a bridge to audiences that may be typically excluded from cultural life and discourse. Disrupting what was once considered interpretation material, Aldridge’s description is a creative output — integrated into an object from the outset of creation until its final presentation. Aldridge invites a new sensory understanding and experience for an artwork that may have a physical tangible form by not only describing what the work is but also what it does.
Laura Aldridge (b. 1978, Frimley) lives and works in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include: No Math Method, Curfew, Edinburgh (2019); What Noise id Garden?, Peles Empire, Berlin (2018); Go Woman Go!, British Council UK/NG, Abuja, Nigeria (2017); Inside all my activities, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2016); One-to-another, One-to-one, Passerelle Centre D’Art Contemporain, Brest, France (2015); California wow! Tramway, Glasgow (2015). Recent group exhibitions include: I am a Dependent Object, Biennale of Contemporary Art Drno, Czech Republic (2019); Perceptions, National Museum, Montenegro; Gallery of Matica Srpska; National Gallery, Kosovo; Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Museum of Contemporary Art of Macedonia, Macedonia (2019); The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr together with a fragmentary Biography of Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler on Random Sheets of Waste Paper, Rob Tufnell, Cologne (2018); Indirect Sunlight, Now Gallery, London (2018); Plant Scenery of The World, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2017); Things That Soak You, Kate MacGarry (2017), London; 31 Women, Bresse Little, London (2017); Production Show: Artists Houses, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2017); Jack and Diane, Kate Werble Gallery, New York (2015); DIDING – An Interior That Remains an Exterior, Künstlerhaus, Graz (2015), Rubbernecking in the Stacks, Greene Gallery, Los Angeles (2014), The Cat Show, White Columns, New York (2013).