Damaris Athene’s interdisciplinary practice examines how digital technology is altering the world around us and affecting how we interact with and perceive our bodies. She interrogates the flattening and perfecting of the digital world through an exploration of corporeal abstraction in painting, sculpture, performance, photography, digital collage, and printmaking, often assembling these mediums into self‐referential installations.
As a facilitator she is interested in getting people to think about art in different ways and to test new approaches to materials. She is fascinated by materiality and the process of making, and likes to give participants the freedom to explore.
My favourite object in the Kettle’s Yard collection is Bird Swallowing a Fish by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska because it took many trips to the House to figure out what it was! It was only through supporting a workshop inspired by this piece that I realised. I think it’s such a simple and powerful sculpture and I love how it’s displayed.