Erin Dickson explores ideas of home through vernacular language, culture and architecture, and her practice is connected through tongue-in-cheek themes of ‘Britishness’, particularly relating to the North East. Using a variety of digital and analogue techniques, her work ranges from time-based performance and photographic glass reliefs, through to monumental sculpture and installation.
Dickson works as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Materializing Data: Embodying Climate Change at University of the Arts London. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most notably in Glasstress at the 2015 and 2017 Venice Biennales.
‘Mam, 2020’ 3D Print
‘Mam’ is a scanned and 3D printed sculpture that captures the artist’s mother just out of bed, clad in a dressing gown and slippers. Oblivious to her surroundings, she enacts her daily ritual of watching a non-existent television whilst drinking a cup of tea.
‘Mam’ was created in the artist’s spare bedroom during the UK lockdown, when she was not able to see her in person.
With thanks to: Proto Gateshead and Car & Bike Magic, Sunderland