Isabella Martin is a visual artist whose practice explores how we fit in the world, how we shape and are shaped by our surroundings. Her work is context specific; driven by interdisciplinary collaboration, experimental play and in-depth research.
Works move across mediums: using sculpture, drawing, sound and film to challenge and play with the systems informing our understanding of the world. Her ongoing research focuses on ideas of measurement, navigation and time in relation to place and the body, through work with an expanding group of scientific collaborators.
Her most recent project WAVE MACHINES explored the measurement of ocean waves by physicists in the Hydraulic Laboratory at the Technical University of Denmark, culminating in The Burning, a film screened at Crosscuts Film Festival, Stockholm in 2019. Over the past year and a half, she has worked closely with researchers at Medicinsk Museion and chronobiologists at CBMR, on Z Time, a project exploring the experience of time in the body through the study of circadian rhythms in the laboratory. One of the outcomes, Time Animals, is presented in Verden er i dig at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, autumn 2021.
Isabella exhibits and participates in residencies and commissions internationally. Recent projects include The Long Wait at UddenSkulptur, Sweden, Outlines commissioned by In-Situ, England, and Keeping Time for Sculpture in the City, London.
Isabella is a co-founder of research and curatorial collective Camp Little Hope and a member of art and game design collective Kosmologym. She holds a BA(hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from Brighton University and an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with a Minor in Art, Writing and Research. She lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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