“The erotic is a measure between the beginning of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings.” - Audre Lorde
Stephanie Spindler is an international artist recently relocated back to Colorado after living sixteen years abroad in the United Kingdom. She recently completed her practice-based Ph.D. at Chelsea College of Art, in London, UK. The unique research involved an interdisciplinary approach to investigating how sexual difference is integral to modes of representation, experience and materiality. Her research uses feminist phenomenology, new materialism and the process of making in a dynamic method for investigating how the quality of belonging is part of individual experiences, intrinsic and inherent, to how we perceive ourselves and how we participate in the world.
Spindler’s current work embodies uncertainty and intimacy; exploring desire, fear and hope. The work investigates subjectivity through expression, movement, and material and ethereal processes of doing/undoing, touching/touched and moving/being moved with the artwork and the performative process of making as a line of questioning.
2014-present, social intervention, latex, feathers, female sexed body
2016, public making, cardboard, latex, sweat, female sexed body. Documented Chelsea, London United Kingdom
Sculptural product, 2016, Cardboard, latex and film, 2.5’ x 1’ x 1’
2017, Performance-Experimental Making, Black Box Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK. Collisions Festival
2018, Intervention, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Bankside, London, UK. Latex, Cardboard, Female sexed Body, Pussy Riot costume.
2016, Public Making-Performative Talk, Film, performed various locations in England, Cardboard, latex, fake fur, female sexed body
2017, Installation view, paperwork, MEAD art residency, British School at Rome, Italy
2017, Film Installation, MEAD art residency, British School at Rome, Italy
from Ecstasy Series, 2022, Paper, silk, thread, 160cm x 120cm x 20cm