Artist Statement
Annabel Ludovici is a multi-disciplinary artist graduating from (UAL) Chelsea College of Arts in 2018 with an MA in Fine Art.
Her consuming interest in socio-political issues, follows on from her 2017-2018 exploration of the former Millbank Prison, London. Foucauldian concepts of power and authority, as seen through Bentham’s panoptican, established a theoretical standpoint which currently takes her to Venice. Here she continues her exploration into the precarious nature of identity, as experienced by the ephemeral female prisoner. This is observed, researched and reflected on by Ludovici, from the position of visitor in Venice; more specifically on the island of Giudecca, where the women's prison is located.
 
Her immersive practice responds to the tangible elements of site-specific and site-integrated locations, investigating the phenomena of transience and memory within the architecture of buildings. Relating to the multiple histories and traces of its occupants and uses, her practice incorporates psycho-geography, archival research, oral histories, video, drawing, painting, and installation. For Ludovici, drawing is an organic process where the human figure is fundamental as an explorative tool in the early steps of her creative process. They drawings form the framework behind the theory allowing the thinking through her hands.
 
Born is London, she lives and works between Somerset (UK) and Italy. Currently Ludovici is guest of SerenDPT’s artist-in-residence programme at the church ofSS Cosima et Damianoon the island of Giudecca, Venice.

© 2018 by Annabel Ludovici.