Flow, 2017. Cotton, sugar, moving image projection. Image by Jessica Clarke
Tamara Baillie works primarily in sculpture and installation to explore personal and collective narratives around identity and memory. Prompted by her own investigations of elusive familial and cultural histories her practice often considers strategies for masking, concealment and control.
Her unique processes create haunting psycho-geographies that respond simultaneously to physical and emotional terrain. The resulting non-linear installations offer a relational experience of landscape and question our accepted understandings of collective identity and memory. Recently her work has comprised a series of cartographic installations in sugar-cured muslin and salt-water mark making; evocative landscapes that consider some of the veiled history of ‘settlement’ and ‘discovery’.