Abi Freckleton is an artist based in Letchworth. Her artistic interests include the embodied nature of visual perception.
Index for Instruments of Seeing reflects the artist’s research into the rituals and behaviours around taking, and looking at, images on digital devices. The studio remnants on display have emerged from pressing, printing, casting and copying various tools related to visual capture and viewing.
The work draws attention to something that all of us do every day - snap, scroll, search, post, and stare at pictures on a screen. Freckleton seeks neither to promote nor to denigrate contemporary visual modes, but simply pays them a new kind of attention, drawing out the spatial and tactile in our encounters with them.