Lily Ashrowan

Lily Ashrowan creates playful explorations into how the body might alter its relationship to place, and or break out of the constraints of linear time.

Lily Ashrowan is an artist specialising in performance, moving image and writing. She shifts between the syntax of movement and the chorography of language, to think through our contemporary relationship with our bodies situated in space. These are the many spaces we create and inhabit: how we move through the real virtual space of the internet, the psycho-geographic space of rural landscapes and the conventions of the way we move through certain architectures. Her work explores an uneasy relationship with time, playing with ideas of nostalgia and lost utopias, as well as the non-linearity of quantum time. Non-normative choreography might be one method to think through these ideas, or the use of cut in film editing as was of breaking the continuity of time and space. Throughout there is an emphasis on the body’s physicality: its limitations, inclinations and how these might be extended. These films are attempts at exploration: rituals to raise ghosts, experiments in altering our conventions of our movement, poetic speech as a way of reaching out across space and time.

Born in 1999, Lily grew up in the Scottish Borders surrounded by hills and artists film, she currently lives in London and is completing a degree in the visual cultures department at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Available Videos to watch
Lily Ashrowan
Peter Scott / 02:21 / 2019 ▶
Lily Ashrowan
Sideways / 01:49 / 2021 ▶
Lily Ashrowan
Sense Forms / 05:50 / 2022 ▶
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Website: lilyashrowan.com