Sophie Lee is interested in social structures and the roles we assume within them. Investigating the idea of institution, her work considers themes of domesticity, education and ritual. Lee builds fractured narratives through the construction of place, character and action, while examining frameworks that have the potential to support or confine the shaping of our identities.
Working predominately with photography and video, Lee asks questions about human behaviour, our motivation, our basic needs and the complexities beyond them. Examining traditional and non-traditional roles with an interest in the individual and the ways these relate to a collective experience of western society.
Finding the mythical in the everyday, Lee builds characters, landscapes and structures that symbolise elements of personal experience and those of her subjects. She creates temporary sculpture and performance, often installed and performed only for the camera, depicting the awkward fragility of objects or subjects in a stage of flux.