But being a sensible woman, she subdued her terrors and turned over and went to sleep again
Bridget Baker presents Photographic stills projects developed in Cape Town, Gent and Maputo from 2003 to 2005
I am involved in risky "take-overs". Currently the "sensible woman" is my subject. I entice her into leading a double-life of invisibility. You may say that this type of life is characteristic of a "sensible woman" anyway ... but wait, those invisible tasks she undertakes could make her invincible.
Bridget Baker's conceptual artmaking practise diversely spans participatory performance, crafting intricate objects, through to producing extensive photographic stills and installation projects. Baker remains concerned with observing public and private methods of surviving the mundanity of adult responsibility, especially hard work. She works with characters that are iconic, regardless of whether they are working to prove their invinciblity or at the point of their death and struggling to stay alive.
Bridget Baker was born in East London, South Africa. She is based in Cape Town and works as a visual artist and clothes stylist. She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.
Opening reception: Wednesday 8 February, 6pm
Bridget Baker at João Ferreira, Linda Stupart, ArtThrob Issue No. 103, March 2006
28 Febuary - 26 March 2020