Over the last few years Anno Mitchell has been working on themes of shipwreck, exploring what a wreck might be, what it might mean, how it relates to our cultural and environmental history and how a shipwreck might be used as a framing idea to think about our relationship to the world. ‘Shipwreck’ as a thematic starting point allowing me to develop simultaneous concerns; what it is to be wrecked, what it is to salvage something? How can shipwreck be used as a narrative trapdoor into new worlds? How does shipwreck stand as an idea of disaster - or recovery and resilience?
Anno Mitchell is a visual artist based in Brighton primarily working in drawing and installation. She holds a degree in Fine Art from Leeds University, an MA in Architectural History and Theory from The Architecture Association and an MFA with The Open College of the Art.