Stansbie, Lisa (2009) Hackamore. [Show/Exhibition]
Abstract

Leeds-based artist Lisa Stansbie’s digital art is made through a process of browsing: meandering through information, following and forming connections between ideas. Capitalising on the Internet’s potential for absurdity, Stansbie wades through its unedited glut of information, following connective threads that defy logic to create works which tease meaning out of meaninglessness. Often centred around the theme of a journey, her films are narratives braided together from the data generated by search engines like Google. Mapping paths which intersect with the information highways, Stansbie finds poetry in unexpected associations.
In Hackamore, showing on Window Online, Stansbie’s films explore the fragmentary nature of narrative. Dislocated data takes on surreal, dream-like qualities as the familiar and the alien form an unexpected alliance. Like the hackamore, a traditional form of bitless horse bridle formed by braiding rope and rawhide, Stansbie’s work allows for negotiation, a to-and-fro between rider and steed.

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