Isadora Frost grew up in Brazil, where, in 2009, she graduated from PUC Sao Paulo in Performance Art and Dance. In 2014, Frost completed a second degree in Fine Arts, minoring in Photography at The San Francisco Art Institute. In 2018 She acquire a Master degree in Photography, at Parsons the New school of design at the New School. Frost mixes all those media she learned, having a very complex multimedia practice.
The relationship between the body, space and communities is the main theme of Frost’s work; she explores multiple combinations of body and landscapes. In 2013 she participated in The Arctic Circle Residency. Since 2018 Frost has been internationally featured in Brazil, San Francisco, New Zealand, New York, Russia, China and in 2019 she received an Award as a Theme Winer at the Helsinki Photo Festival in Finland.
About the Work
Life is a continuous negotiation with our habitats. Intervening with the body on the environment is the primary subject of my artwork. In those interactions I use my body to challenge socially accepted behavior and to negotiate new positions of existence. Those could take the form of reinventing the function of architecture, uncannily placing my body in nature, or testing the limits of my physical and psychological being, always relating to a specific aspect of the location.
To better achieve the aforementioned concepts, I need to consider that different places will have different behavioral rules and conducts. This discernment helps me connect with an individual territory. Knowing exactly what a particular area has to offer and the significance of my body in that setting is an essential part of my work. It enables my body to be transformed by the different spaces. Therefore, my art is site specific in essence, and the camera transports and immortalizes these ephemeral relationships.
To a more complete comprehension of multiple combinations of body and landscapes it is necessary that my work expands throughout the world’s vast varieties. For that reason my work requires me to know the history of the land I’m in, it’s current state, and how it relates to me.
If I’m working in a populated area, the resident communities define and construct the region, and become intrinsic to my work. Therefore, I let them participate in my practice, by watching and sometimes engaging with my body in all sorts of ways. Their gaze, and multiple ways of interactions are as important as my action and add to the piece as much as the landscape itself.
Because space and body interaction is a human condition, experimenting with this relationship is an investigation of how life relates to the world. Using my body allows a non-voyeuristic but connected experience.