"Creating work amongst the overlaps of Live art / Experimental Theatre / Film & Digital art.
My practice constantly adapts to whichever medium best delivers the work. Research and experimentation are at the core of my practice, learning any skills necessary to take ideas forward while allowing time for the research to bleed back into my work. Enjoying an analogue approach to manipulating digital technology allows me to realize a low-fi visual style, binding grime with glitter to make beautifully dirty work.
Survival underpins my work. I’m intrigued by the points where Nuclear technology and our fear of it meet, with a particular fascination with the fetishization of Nuclear dread in Western media. Revisiting how we connect with it through alternative perspectives. Finding better ways for us all to survive into the future.
As my mobility gradually decreases due to a climbing injury, I push myself to see where the borderlines of my body are, stripping away all my supports to leave a tender and violent performance. (Access Doc is available where appropriate) Exploring how my trans and disabled body collide and intermingle with my Nurodiverse brain.
Making space for ‘Othered identities to exist and thrive. I love that moment when people can see themselves in the work sometimes for the first time. Reiterating the need for vulnerability." Alex Billingham
Image: Alex Billingham
Alex was one of 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists to take part in the DASH award winning project: We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV).
The artists staged Dada inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022 only, marking the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin.
Alex's intervention, 'Fishwives Revenge' took place at Tate St Ives. Read More.
Visit the Project website waivav.org
Visit the DASH Project page