Today I interviewed artist and consultant James Aldridge. We talked about the contexts in which he works, the philosophy behind his work, and his recent and upcoming projects Ash Tree Stream and Queer River.
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James is interested in exploring his relationship with place and sometimes engages whole communities in their own exploration of place. I asked him questions like: Why is place-based relationship so important to you? What does your contribution as an artist generally look like when you go into museums, universities and schools? How has your work been changing since climate emergency was declared in 2019? How are you adjusting to being an artist parent, educator and consultant in pandemic conditions? What other contexts do you find yourself working in or perhaps choose to make work in As an artist do you think choosing context or responding to context is more important? Why is embodiment important to you as an artist, educator and creature of nature?