Phoebe Boswell (Place Writing, 2023)Phoebe Boswell. 2015-2022. Lizard. Film Still

Phoebe Boswell

Shortlisted in 2023 for Place Writing

Writing acts as confidante, explorer and archivist within Phoebe Boswell’s expansive and interdisciplinary practice. Underpinned by a porous, diasporic consciousness, her work explores notions of home – freedom, protest, grief, intimacy, migration, love, the body and its world-making. Using auto/biographical stories as catalysts to contest histories – geographies – and imagine futures, it denotes a commitment of care for how we see ourselves and each other. She draws and writes, and also spans the mediums of animation, sound, video, interactivity, and chorality to create layered, immersive artworks, installations, visual essays and performances which affect and are affected by the environments they occupy, by time, the serendipity of loops, and the presence of the audience. Phoebe was the 2022 Writer in Residence at The Whitechapel Gallery in London and received the Lumière Award for major achievement in film and video from the Royal Photographic Society in 2021.