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Anna Bunting-Branch

Country: UK

Contact:  nfo@annabuntingbranch.com

Website:  https://annabuntingbranch.com

Anna Bunting-Branch (born 1987, Cambridge, UK) is an artist and researcher based in London. Recent solo presentations include Warm Worlds and Otherwise, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2018) and The Labours of Barren House, Jerwood Space, London (2017). Selected group presentations and publications include All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2019); La Nit del Cos, Bombon Projects, Barcelona (2019); Potential Wor(l)ds, Lighthouse, Brighton (2019); Waking the Witch: Old Ways, New Rites, UK venues (2018-2019); Landscapes of the Future, Helsinki Contemporary (2018); POEKHALI!, Bergen Kunsthall (2018); ‘More generous and more suspicious’—Feminist SF as a worldbuilding practice, MAP Magazine (2018); figure, feels, fantom, Art Licks, Issue 22 (2018); Hauntopia/What If?, The Research Pavilion, Venice (2017); I AM SF, CCA Derry~Londonderry (2017); Witchy Methodologies, ICA, London (2017). Anna is currently undertaking a practice-related PhD at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, supported by the AHRC London Arts & Humanities Partnership. In 2019 she was awarded an Arts Council England Project Grant. Moving between different practices – including painting, writing and animation – her work explores science fiction as a methodology to re-vision feminist practice and its histories.

Anna Bunting-Branch’s work in painting, moving image and writing explores feminist visions and re-visions of history. Inspired by the desire for different kinds of languages – as between painting and digital animation; image and object; fact and fiction – her practice plays with the boundaries between forms, disciplines and genres. In recent works science fictional tropes, from parallel universes to alien encounters and future worlds, inform on-going attempts to express different relations to feminism and its histories. Taking fan fiction as a model of engagement, this work remixes elements from a range of sources (including theoretical texts, SF stories and archival material) to generate new imaginative and narrative resonances.

Anna Bunting-Branch (born 1987, Cambridge, UK) is an artist and researcher based in London. Recent publications and events include POEKHALI!, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2018); ‘More generous and more suspicious’—Feminist SF as a worldbuilding practice, MAP Magazine (2018); figure, feels, fantom, Art Licks, Issue 22 (2018); Hauntopia/What If?, The Research Pavilion, Venice (2017); I AM SF, CCA, Derry~Londonderry (2017); The Labours of Barren House, Jerwood Space, London (2017); Witchy Methodologies, ICA, London (2017). Anna is currently undertaking a practice-related PhD at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, supported by the AHRC London Arts & Humanities Partnership. Her thesis, titled ‘Things Could Be Thought Differently––Reading feminist science fiction with Luce Irigaray’, considers feminist SF as a methodology to approach the speculative question of sexual difference in both theory and practice.

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