Bridget Coderc is a lens-based media artist working in Manchester and is currently a studio holder at Paradise Works. Her work focuses on introspection and draws from personal experience to create artwork which reflects upon mundanity, childhood memories and everyday life. Concepts are realized via media including photography, video, performance and installation. The artist often combines archive footage with self-portraits filmed on low-fidelity cameras. Layering these together Coderc distorts the images even more. She brings back the outdated technology and questions how it impacts our memory.
Coderc is heavily influenced by psychoanalytic theory, including Sigmund Freud’s theories on the unconscious and Donald Winnicott’s transitional object. This allows the artist to enhance her exploration into how one can acknowledge what is suppressed and unconscious within them.
She is currently working on ‘VIEUX’, a collaborative art project with sound artist Lee Roberts. This experimental project combines spoken word and abstract visuals made by Coderc, with electronic/psychedelic sounds created by Roberts. The words and melancholic imagery express emotional struggle, which is paired with a dreamy melody. VIEUX ventures into the themes of pain and frustration. Conflicting words and sounds are paired together with rhythm to create congruence. The collaboration highlights how the mind is distorted through the struggle of consciously striving to be in balance with one’s emotions.
Postcard Exhibition, Aire Place Studios, Leeds (Upcoming – May)
STORM Exhibition, Window Gallery New Adelphi, Salford (Upcoming – January)
The Next Thing Award 2020, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Moving Image Gallery (Upcoming – 3rd December 2020)
VLTV 005, Vivid Projects Birmingham, Online
Open Studios, Paradise Works, Manchester
BA Degree Show, University of Salford
Shifting Perspectives, New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, Salford
Charabanc, Horsfall Gallery, Manchester
Salford BA Photography Interim Show, Paradise Works, Salford
Behind the Aesthetic, Plant NOMA, Manchester
EDUCATION & AWARDS
University of Salford, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography (First Class Honours), 2019
2019/20 Graduate Scholarship Award, University of Salford