Debbie Adele Cooper

Commissioned by b-side

Debbie Adele Cooper is an installation artist specialising on photography, sound and participation, creating immersive spaces where people can be in the artwork. She is interested in heritage and often works with archive photography and oral history. Debbie has shown work across the UK and had her work featured the in national and international press. 

For b-side 2016

For her project with b-side Debbie will be working with Dartmoor Prison Museum's archive to explore the stories of a 100 years ago, trying to find ways to make that relevant to today.

"I'm really excited about this project with b-side, I've never worked in a prison before and looking at the archive and Conscientious Objector story raises so many questions about incarceration and how society's opinion shifts throughout the generations. During my residency I will be working with prisoners, staff and public to explore some of these questions."

Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund