Featured Visiting Installation Artist in the Clay Studio at STARworks and Conference Lecturer
During more than twenty five years Alexandra Engelfriet has worked with the formable materials of the earth: clay, sand and silt. Through physical interaction that involves the whole body she shapes large amounts of matter and is, herself, formed in the process. Body and clay giving and receiving, an intimate relationship is established between experience and earth.
In inside spaces, Engelfriet creates installations using the different spaces as large moulds in which the material is shaped. Out in nature she works with matter and natural forces she finds on the spot.
Film has become an important part of her work, emphasizing its performative aspect.
Recently fire, another strong natural element, collaborates with her, solidifying her movement permanently into ceramic.