The foundation of Amy Pennington’s practice is working with people often using improvised performance, drawing, film, events & conversations. Working collaboratively with people as participants or co-creators, often in everyday spaces including hairdressers, care homes, parks, a working men’s club. Making work that connects human relationships & socio-political issues, most recently focussing on class & queerness as lenses to explore the mental health & wellbeing industry. Amy uses everyday materials & accessible processes to transgress the boundaries of high & low art, In their work, familiarity & accessibility are political strategies to spark a conversation, which soon reaches more complex terrain.
Amy is spending time at Metal to research and develop a new, highly personal body of work that is inspired by their families experiences of adoption, displacement & reconnection – using film as the main medium. Amy will be inviting members of their family to the residency to spend time together, collaborate and research.