Dr Elizabeth Sercombe is a writer and researcher from the UK.
“My work explores the dynamics and texture of human transformation in everyday life. During my residency at Konstepidemin I have been researching and writing a novel which brings aspects of my research to life through the lens of botany and plant science, exploring themes of inner and outer wildness and beauty, the adventure of transformation, and of ‘coming home’. After three years of writing, the novel is now in the editing phase.
The writing of the novel has opened up new dimensions of practice for me as an artist. In the present residency, I explore multidisciplinary approaches to the investigation and transformation of lived experience through painting, photography, performance and installation. Through this work, I am able to discover more about the place of vulnerability and illegitimacy, along with trust and tenderness, in the process of becoming ourselves.”
Elizabeth is a writer, facilitator and researcher. Her most recent book Strange Adventures considers women’s inner transformation at different life stages in the works of French writer Pierrette Fleutiaux, and is informed by Jungian psychology and Beauvoirian philosophy. Her work on human transformation crosses the boundaries of commercial, academic and creative life enabling people to explore what it means to be human, and to provoke curiosity and delight in the adventure of becoming ourselves.