Victoria Lucas

Victoria Lucas is an artist, Lecturer of Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire, board member of Bloc Projects and current PhD scholar at Sheffield Hallam.

Lucas’ practice-led research aims to investigate the analogy of the artificial island as an ideological mise-en-scène, to challenge anti-progressive frames of power through the construction of imaginary subversive place as artwork. Limiting, orthodox idealism has gained a foothold in western politics, fuelled by the widespread manipulation of facts and a populist shift towards right-wing agendas. Drawing upon imaginary, fictional space the staging of the work cites cinematic, geographic and literary frames and references in order to interrogate the power of constructed heterotopic resistance against unquestioned privileges of power from a feminist perspective.