The Open Call Podcast hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work.
In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with Elizabeth Alexander. Elizabeth creates intricate installations and sculptural collages from deconstructed wall paper. Her installations often present objects associated with domestic spaces. They are impeccably cast and then covered in lush floral cut-outs. Often the work looks like it is in the process of decay or growth and she presents her work as a way to interrogate the ways that the home influences public life and vice versa. Her interdisciplinary installations touch on themes of domestic power dynamics, class, and the home as a site of generative ideologies. Her work asks the question, "what if the objects embody the emotions of the people in the space?" Elizabeth also performs in her work. Elizabeth is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem where she teaches sculpture.
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Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our wonderful research assistants: Ainsley Coty, Syd Cole, Erin Miller, Alyssia Price, and Christian Pruitt who help with production.