Her research, teaching, and art practice centres around the regeneration of my immediate surroundings. Making work primarily in London, and focusing on a multi-layered socio-economic landscape, Felicity is interested in the ever changing city around her.
Mark Fisher attributes the notion of Capitalist Realism to a slogan: “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of Capitalism”. It is this sense of the ‘no alternative’ that she is addressing in, through the appropriation of the imaginary; nostalgic references to the pre-gentrified cityscape, which allow to reflect on the concept of decolonizing industry in context with the gentrification of the urban landscape. The original factory buildings and warehouses become lost to the term ‘Culture’. It is the precarity of the ruin structure that Felicity intends to explore: how a creator of power has now become a product as a result of shifts in societal structures. Sites of construction and deconstruction become representative of the urban palimpsest; a hybrid of the archaic, the present, and the future blueprints of society.
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