For Naomi Siderfin, appropriating public space as an extension of pictorial space represents an ongoing engagement with the landscape tradition. Her current doctoral research at Slade School of Fine Art, interrogates the relationship between installation practice and exhibition conventions; exploring the threshold between ‘sense’ (bodily perception) and ‘sense’ (meaning) and the politics inherent.
Siderfin is an artist-curator and a founding director of the artist-led organisation Beaconsfield with which her personal practice has been closely aligned. The co-curation of an international programme of visual art projects in this context, since 1995, catalysed Siderfin’s departure from studio-based painting into a situated art practice, relying on site and duration to drive it. This practice often manifests in the collaboration of BAW (Beaconsfield ArtWorks) – with David Crawforth and occasional others.
Image: Consume Within (1992), Swizzels’ Love Hearts, Nosepaint London