Bitsy Knox (b. 1984)
Bitsy Knox’s paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, writing and performances investigate the limits of understanding, and what might lie beyond this. She delves into questions of memory, distance and awareness. Knox’s work takes form between a studio-based process in which she collages ideas and forms organically, and a more rigid research-based process which might take the form of a daily writing practice or a correspondence. The subjects of her work are most often inspired by the events from her daily life, which she understands as living in a physical and virtual space. Knox treats objects and images in the same way, inhabiting many different identities which allow them to move in and out of contexts. With the information she collects, she forms webs which start off as disparate and fuzzy and are eventually intertwined and whittled down to a single thread, which is then duplicated, manipulated and simulated. Knox sees simulation as a space of translation, a way of negotiating what is lived, but also what is between this living, what lies underneath what is commonly visible.