Louisa Carberry

Artist statement

Generally, Carberry works with personal themes allowing unique emotional responses within her work. This has led to a variety of different these withing her work such as, mental health, political views and for this current exhibition a focus on the lives, difficulties and labels given to those on the spectrum.

This two-part project was created to “challenge the way society categorize autistic people”. To not only draw attention to the labels “high and low functioning” but to challenge if these terms should continue to be used to describe people on the spectrum.

In a juxtaposition of terms Carberry has taken sign language that is primarily taught to those described as low functioning and signed out the words “high functioning”.

Ironically, highlighting a skill those classed as “low functioning” can excel in while exposing the lack of that skill in those classed as “High functioning”.


HND Contemporary Art Practice