Artist Profile – Abigail Hunt

Abigail Hunt

Professional Artist

Abigail Hunt has an artistic practise based upon a procession of tasks: the investigative research of an image, the deconstruction of a line, the disablement of form and finally the reconstruction and reconfiguration of the object.She has shown at Whitechapel Art Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Platform for Art, London Underground and EAST International.

In addition, her separate collaborative practise, KADN, with artist Kieren Reed involves a direct interaction with audience within manufactured and suggested situations. Together they have worked on projects with IKON Gallery Birmingham, The New Art Gallery Walsall, The Chisenhale Gallery, Studio Voltaire and the Folkestone Triennial Fringe.

Below is Abigail’s piece in the Soapbox & Son’s exhibition Alien Nation.

Title: How to be an Alien
Medium: Sculpture
Exhibition: Alien Nation; the art of blending in, 2011


By a gradual deconstruction process, and inspired by the very form of the book itself, Abigail Hunt cuts through the individual pages of George Mikes’ ‘How to be an Alien’. Forming layers of delicate paper, the images taken away reveal crop circle patterns uniquely developed through researching Ptolemaic diagrams of the planets rotating around the sun. The now altered book becomes an ‘alien’ copy of its own self as parts are removed and re-built forming fragile sculptures.

These alien parts can always be returned to the book and they reflect the individual deconstructions Mikes himself makes of English Society.