Clara Martin

Devils in the Darkness

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July 2023

26

Jul

2023

18

Aug 2023

Gallery 3

Devils in the Darkness

Clara Martin

26

July 2023

26

July

2023

18

August 2023

Gallery 3

In historic texts such as the Malleus Maleficarum feminine behaviour has been contextualised as evil and therefore a justification for punishment. This project looks into feminine behaviour and spaces, especially feminine rage and the home. These works aim to explore a sense of embracing these assumptions, to say if women are evil then so be it.Juxtaposing the inherent comfort within textiles with concepts like witchcraft help to display the inherent tension within the female condition and lived experience. These works explore folk horror tropes and folk art designs to find a balance between visually pleasing and conceptually off-putting.

In historic texts such as the Malleus Maleficarum feminine behaviour has been contextualised as evil and therefore a justification for punishment. This project looks into feminine behaviour and spaces, especially feminine rage and the home. These works aim to explore a sense of embracing these assumptions, to say if women are evil then so be it.Juxtaposing the inherent comfort within textiles with concepts like witchcraft help to display the inherent tension within the female condition and lived experience. These works explore folk horror tropes and folk art designs to find a balance between visually pleasing and conceptually off-putting.

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Clara Martin

Clara Martin is a textile artist, designer, and gallery professional whose work explores the nuances of violence, femininity, and the domestic space. Her work takes many forms including weaving, embroidery, quilting, all in the aim to explore what can be said through the inherent nature textiles possesses. The juxtaposition between the embodied nature of the material and the strong influence of violence as a concept is what she finds most interesting.