Working in video and photography, and with a strong performance background, Anne Scott Wilson’s oeuvre is an exploration into memory, motion and imagination. Drawing on anachronistic ballet training, she uses her own body as an experimental site. Her practice considers the relationship between death and embodiment, light and motion and the yearning for something more. She has received several grants from the Australia Council and Arts Victoria for international residencies at Banff in Canada and Liverpool UK and has been awarded a residency at Can Serrat, Barcelona Spain and from Australian National University to be included in an international residency as part of The Ethnographic Film Festival, Nuoro, Italy. Her work is held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. She is represented by Arc One Gallery in Melbourne and Conny Dietzchold Gallery in Sydney, Hong Kong and Cologne. Her moving image artworks have been exhibited at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Athens Film Festival and Melbourne Urban Screens Festival. She has recently been a finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize and the Substation Contemporary Art Prize. Her work has been curated by Asialink and Experimenta internationally, as part of the Asia Pacific Media Arts Biennial in Singapore and ‘Contemporary Australian Drawing #5’, Florence Italy. She has been selected as a guest curator at Centre for Contemporary Photography and continues to curate exhibitions including ‘Finitude’ at University of Tasmania in 2015.
Anne Scott Wilson, a former professional dancer, discusses how she came to understand embodied processes in her visual art practice using photography.