By questioning the concept of movement within the cityscape, Frew finds that movement reveals inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. Her photos isolate the movements of humans, animals, and/or objects, and by doing so create sequences which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and stillness. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, she formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.
Her works feature coincidental, accidental, and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise reality and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects leads to surprising analogies; by taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, she often creates work using creative game tactics, striving against judgment and attachment. Play is a serious matter, however: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life, and even everyday objects undergo transformation.
Further, her works are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of possibilities beyond possibilities, and serene contemplation, combined with subtle eccentric details and elements of the cognitive and human experience.
Juliet Frew currently lives and works in Olympia.