Members Gallery - Abbie Cairns

Abbie Cairns works with aspects of the everyday, exploring the use of text and symbols. Cairns often uses automatic techniques when creating her work, particularly taking inspiration from the Surrealists automatic writing techniques. Cairns’ practice intends on engaging the audience; either physically or mentally, wanting to encourage thought and conversation and occasionally participation

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‘Stitched Words’
Hand stitched automatic writing
Thread on calico
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‘We Doing This’
Video of automatic writing being completed alongside a hand painted sign baring a quote taken from the automatic writing being completed in the video
Video and Sign (acrylic on paper) Installation 
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‘200 Years Later’
Video work following a derive around Wivenhoe Park
Video Installation
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Video art exploring the breakdown of the Facebook ‘Like’ with the use of glitching
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Large scale piece repositioning the Facebook ‘Like’ into the real world
Installation; Tape on wall
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‘Instructional Art’
An example of audience members completing instructions to write the letter ‘A’, taken from my series of instructional based works
Marker on Postcard


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