Alma Louise Visscher, based in Edmonton, explores the surfaces mediated between the body and soft architectures through her artistic practice, primarily focused on installation and public performances.
Inspired by ephemeral structures that evoke the sublime, Visscher hand-constructs elaborate textile installations referencing synthetic cloud forms, Gothic architecture and other natural structures. During performances, the artist asserts her body in relation to the built forms, questioning gender roles in the traditional construction of wearable versus built environments, and the rituals of how the body responds to soft and permanent shelters and natural elements.
Visscher will create an immersive installation that will continue her exploration of isolation within the contemporary landscape, focusing on the following themes: the body, transformation, and surface.
Born in British Columbia, Visscher completed her Masters degree in Drawing and Intermedia at the University of Alberta.