Hilary Galbreaith
creates fictions marked by playfully dark comedy in order to address the 21st century body, the way it lives with the ambivalences and contradictions of everyday technologies: screens, social networks, and bureaucracy…systems of control and efficiency are often inextricably linked.

What interests her is not an objective study of these phenomena but the manner in which their presence in our lives plays out in our relation to the self, to others, and to screen culture, generally from a feminine or ambiguously gendered point of view. Everyday experiences are the genesis for stories that parody and magnify their original inspirations, at once a bodily re-mediation of technological mediation, and the exploration of an interior world. Elements of parody, grotesque, psychoanalysis, DIY movements, pop culture, kitsch, and personal systems of neo-spiritualism are recurrent themes.

Video, performance, and sculptural pieces and installations, usually involving a purposefully “cheap” collage technique of fabric and paper mâché and found materials are key aspects of her practice, as is writing and drawing (speculative fiction and horror). Together, the short stories that she writes and her daily drawings serve as a matrix and a source of inspiration, providing her work in other media with the possibility for mutation that continues throughout the process of documentation, allowing truth and fiction to become intertwined in constant evolution.