Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2016 - Highly Commended by the Judges
Physical Thinking is a photographic collage that features the artist ensconced with a wire sculpture of her own invention. As part of her heuristic approach to architecture, Anastasiadi finds herself in an act of discovery whereby the body replaces the architect’s sketchbook. The lines used to plot out buildings acquire new agency when manifested in three-dimensional space – when they are embodied through the actions of dance and performance. The linearity of the sculptural form is an embodiment of movement and appears to trace the gestures and measurements of the artist even if perhaps the wire device isn’t fully under her control.