Sophie Whettnall (b. 1973 in Belgium, where she lives and works) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is greatly influenced by painting, landscape in particular, and its durational sensorial experience.
Through performance, installation and film, she explores the relationship of the body to its surroundings.
Whettnall‘s works are silent exercises in contemplation, yet they are also often performative in their activation of the beholder.
Her main material is light and it’s elusive, disorienting and seductive effects. With it she teases our most important sense, sight, and questions the idea that seeing equals understanding.
Sophie Whettnall in Conversation with Marina Abramović
I Show Vulnerability
Emiliano Battista in Conversation with Scott Samuelson
An Unrehearsed Adventure
Sophie Whettnall and Emiliano Battista in conversation with Carine Fol
Beauty Is Almost Taboo
Le choc des contraires
Drilling for Light
La jeune fille et la mort
Anna Cestelli Guidi
“déplacer pour produire”. Líneas, tránsito, extravío (spanish)
St Jacques: un chemin 1000 fois réinventé
In Two Minds
Conversation with Sophie Whettnall