Samantha Dick is a queer Scottish artist currently based in Glasgow.
The basis of Dick’s practice is their rejection of social expectation. How can one best dismantle the social and psychological constraints placed upon the body by an oppressive society? Through theatrical play, the artist invites the viewer to question ideas of normality and explore the possibilities of ‘failure’: challenging gender norms, addressing power relations and conformity, whilst disrupting rooted social idealisms. Dick continually draws us back to their interest in the Other and its conflicting relationship with societal normality. How can the Other gain dominance, and subsequently, how might we dismantle the dominant?