AUTHORS: Clare Qualmann
Clare's work stems from an obsession with the ordinary and the unnoticed, looking for beauty in the everyday mundane. Collecting and collating words, images and artefacts forms the basis for sculptural and installation works.
Domesticity is a recurring theme; examining the repetitions and routine of the quotidian. She relishes the development of arcane skills, committing hundreds of hours of work to an object or an idea.
As a member of walkwalkwalk she has become a walking artist, exploring and developing a practice that begins with a re-examination of the places that you think are familiar - a kind of anti-derive. Walks become live art events, site specific performances and research method for developing text, installation, film, audio and performance works. walkwalkwalk are founding members of the walking artists network
Clare is also a lecturer in the Institute for Performing Arts Development at the University of East London and a course tutor on the art and design foundation programme at London Metropolitan University teaching a wide range of projects and providing tutorial support.