Liberty Antonia works with mediums of drawing, text and moving image to explore issues of 21st century body politics, with a focus on the experience of living in a female body in a ‘photo-shopped’ world; the new visual rhetoric of perfection through digital manipulation. Working within a socio-political context, her work uses character and playfulness to discuss themes of food, ‘femininity’ and sexuality.
Liberty Antonia’s work aims to open discussion about vulnerability, imperfection and in- equality, with characters’ bordering between a ‘parody of’ and ‘pride in’ being a woman [exploring Gender Performativity and female stereotypes]. The use of humour as a tech- nique of critique is the basis of Liberty Antonia’s practice, aiming to use it as a device to answer the unspoken dogma of one’s body being one’s collateral. In homage to the traditions of political satire, often included within her pen & digital colour drawings and performance video pieces, are slogans & text, to combine word & image in the creation of ‘Fine Art comedy’.
Within her moving image practice, Liberty Antonia creates a world of character through an immersive combination of herself as performer of her own words and purgatorial studio & sound environments. Her practice includes both directing and first person per- formance, with works exploring, at times, controversial issues such as eating disorders, fetish & body dysmorphia. Her multidisciplinary practice also takes form in published works, focusing on the intimacy of the ‘artist talking to audience’ through the one-on- one printed experience.
Liberty Antonia Sadler is an artist & filmmaker based in London. Her work has been featured at Whitechapel Gallery, London, HOME, Manchester, CCA, Glasgow, OXO Gallery, London and in Nylon, Polyester, Metro, Grazia & Sukeban Magazines. Her film 'Private Theatre' was part of Videoclub's Selected Six Programme and Tour, 2016.