Freÿa Black is a Melbourne and Sydney based artist, with a background in spatial installation, performance, video/sound and object design. Freÿa’s artistic practice is a conceptual exploration of the passage of affect that exists between artist and art process, artist and observer and the individual in the environment. In consideration of these relationships her work seeks to reveal how precognitive thought and subjectively experienced feeling, or Affects, may be communicated and shared through an interdisciplinary art practice.
In her approach to practice Freÿa seeks to examine the methods of art-making, which are often driven by an idea or concept that is not fully recognised or consciously acknowledged in the process but rather felt intuitively. This is informed by ideas surrounding perpetual delay, repetition and the cycles of creation, manifestation and decay.
Freÿa graduated from the RMIT University School of Art in 2015 with a BFA and BFA Honours (1st) and was subsequently a recipient of the 2015 RMIT Honours Travelling Scholarship Grant. She is currently undertaking a Master of Curating at the University of Sydney.
In 2015 and again in 2016 Freÿa collaborated with Melbourne film maker Justin Batchelor in his ongoing web series of short films ‘The Calling’, documenting the creative processes of artists and performers.