Foreigners

Leedor: Entrevistamos a Claudia Fontes, envío argentino a Venecia 2017
Foreigners is a series of small figures, which I began to make in response to the English landscape that surrounds me and to my cultural understanding of it as a foreigner. They depict processes of metamorphosis and hybridisation amongst the creatures I share this particular bio-political system with:  trees, plants, rocks and fungi.
The figures are made of English porcelain and are the size of my hand.
The choice of scale, material, and the care put in its fragile construction are an attempt to denaturalize and question the validity of the word “foreigner”,  used popularly in England in a pejorative and discriminatory sense.
 
 
 
Cover photograph by Ariel Authier

Foreigners, 2013 to 2015
Flaxseed paper porcelain
All figures same scale at 20/25 cm height

Photographs by ©Bernard G. Mills

Foreigners, 2015 to 2019
Flaxseed paper porcelain
All figures same scale at 23/30 cm height

Photographs by ©Bernard G. Mills