Wielding Wonder: Irene Brown
An autobiographical account of living and working in a cabinet of curiosities. Irene Brown is an artist who specialises in site specific installations. Working methods include sculpture, photography and video and artworks often include kinetic elements, lighting and optical illusions. Her current research and practice is focused on the history of science, in particular, wonder and visual display, investigating the threshold between aesthetic and scientific realms. Irene is the instigator and curator of ‘The Gallery of Wonder’ a conference point and exhibition facility for research into the evocation of wonder. Influences are many and eclectic but centre strongly on cabinets of curiosities, museum collections and her, own extensive collection of artefacts.