French & Mottershead


French & Mottershead are the UK artist duo Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead.

Creating multi-artform experiences that are as playful and poetic as they are subversive, French & Mottershead invite participants to think again about who they are, and their ties to place and one another.

Over the past 18 years French & Mottershead have developed a substantial body of socially-engaged, visual and participatory projects in site-specific contexts and locations. They have also shown work in galleries across the UK and internationally, including Tate Modern; The Photographers Gallery; Salt, Istanbul; Centro Cultural São Paulo; and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PiCA).

Video, performance, photography and sound are used to create tangible narratives borne out of rigorous research,working with experts to harness knowledge on a chosen subject. The roles of participants are frequently directed and framed, inviting them to become active collaborators in artworks that disturb and develop their sense of self.