Anna Best has a process-based practice founded on an investigation into the local and particular, into narrative structures and the complicated process of making art with other people. Participating in alternative pedagogic structures such as “Leleg”, Turkey, “Sqal/lp,” Brighton and “Shave” in Somerset has been a key part of her working process. Recently she has initiated “Road for the Future” in Dorset and is currently commissioned by Artlands to work on a major public commission in Gravesend, Kent.
Projects have combined autobiographical material with the specific politics of context - “The Sticky Silver Track” (2007) at the Barbican London and the film “Buddleia” with Plymouth Arts Centre. Her work covers a range of media, publishing books, broadsheets and websites, film and video as well as the ephemeral format of live events.
She has collaborated with a number of artists including Neil Chapman on “Occasional Sights - a guidebook of missed opportunities and things that aren’t always there” (Photographers’ Gallery 2003), and Paul Whitty on “Vauxhall Pleasure” (London 2004-9). Anna has taught on degree courses at Goldsmith’s, Oxford Brookes, Central St Martins and Brighton University. - www.annabest.info