Shona Illingworth's artistic preoccupations embrace an interplay between individual experience and the wider cultural, social and political dimensions. Her film works probe the many layered landscapes of human experience. One of her key concerns is the exploration of human experience as we see ourselves in relation to the exterior material and physical world we inhabit. Amongst the many forces at work that connect us to and between those worlds is the major factor of memory. She describes the role of memory as an "active agent" that dynamically constructs the present and shapes our capacity both individually and collectively to imagine the future.
Shona Illingworth: http://shonaillingworth.net/about
Collaboration is a key feature of Shona's art practice. In her interview, Shona expands on her the way collaboration with participants and experts is at the heart of her creative work.
The interview (pdf file)