Annika Reed is interested in the question of life’s seeming absurdity. The absurd may make itself known at any moment and this is what Reed tries to describe in her work; those vacant gestures of silliness, which remind us that our days are woven with strands of meaningless events – with images shifting back and forth between sense and non-sense. Reed records her daily experiences mindful of the idea that life is irrational, incongruous and illogical. Reed uses a combination of drawing, print and stop-frame animation to force unexpected visual dialogues into the same pictorial window, assuming new meanings and narratives through familiar objects and everyday scenarios. The series of uncomplicated line drawings, while suffused with playfulness reference unimportant events and repetitions of everyday life.
Annika's work is featured in Elbow Room Vol Seven