Alma Studholme and Brett Studholme are collaborative life partners working in a multi disciplinary context which includes video, sound, performance, animation and installation.
Their projects are informed by their joint experiences of living and working on different continents with diverse bio-cultural environments.
As a collaborative duo they have exhibited in group shows and festivals in Australia and Europe. The most recent include: 2020 Incinerator Art Space, Sydney; Art Space on the Concourse, Sydney; Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney; 2020 K.L.8 Exhibition Space, Brussels, Belgium; 2021 and 2020 Photography Rome Fest, Rome, Italy; 2020 Onirica Film Festival, La Spezia, Italy; 2020 FaB Festival, Bath, UK.
An integral part of their practice also includes visual documentation of their art processes (Brett Studholme) and writing about their work (Alma Studholme). This in turn presents a continuation of Alma Studholme’s established scholarly research practice in the areas of cognitive sciences, contemplative traditions and art practice.
The proposed work is conceived as an experimental exploration – through video, animation, sound and performances – of the relationship between identity-formation and different bio-cultural environments, inclusive of newly encountered environment of the Bundanon Artist Residency. The project is based on personal migrant experiences of artists as life partners living in each other’s countries of origin and observing the ways in which the relationship with each other simultaneously becomes the relationship with the partner’s country. Each inner environment – reflective of an individual’s own identity – interacts, merges and continues to change and evolve though this multifaceted relationship.