Caroline Abbott

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The uncanny, the absurd, and anxiety are explored through the creation and animation of figures. Reducing people to archetypes and simplifying situations and movements suggests a child-like attempt at grasping a situation and presents a fiction of being in control of events. Tensions between imaginative fantasy and recognition of the real are explored through the projection of ‘character’ onto the figures while at the same time maintaining a strong awareness of their construction. The work combines painting, animation and sound to produce effects which are playful and menacing, naïve and savage, nostalgic and strange.​