Dr. Linda Aloysius
Dr Linda Aloysius makes figurative sculptures which together form her sculptural series New Model Army (2011- ongoing). Aloysius photographs and films these works in urban sites, creating her Fieldworks.
The New Model Army and Fieldworks bring visibility to women's invisible labour, refusing complicity with the middle class gaze which remains institutionally dominant in ‘the art world’.
Aloysius' research and practice draw from her lived experiences of embodying the structurally impossible / forbidden and marginalised subjectivity of a working class, working single mother artist. Her works are generated in response to her increased awareness, during her MFA and doctoral research at Goldsmiths College, of the lack of diverse representation, including within art institutions, of women's unequal backgrounds, their related invisible labour burdens, the effects of this on their embodied subjectivities and on their ability to produce, sustain and deploy artistic syntaxes. She is currently developing Fieldworks to bring new forms of representation to the creativity of working class single mothers, whose gazes remain excluded from art institutional representation.