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ARTIST STATEMENT

Bell is a contemporary arts practitioner predominantly working with film, stop-motion animation and puppetry to consider specific cultural epidemics related to internalised violence, the nature of total positivity and themes surrounding the expulsion of otherness.

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A key aspect to her work is considering art as a form of dissenting therapy needed due to the total noise and culture of mental pollution. Interests in feminist theory; surrealism; magical realism; new materialism; as well as ideas relating to temporality and philosophies of the imagination infuse the works.

 

The seed title for most pieces and areas of research are ‘There is more to life than the s*** we got stuck with. Art and a sense of re-enchantment is needed'.