Artistic statement:

Lilia Scheerder (Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1986) is a performance artist, printmaker, organiser, instrument builder and label-owner.

My performances developed while drawing inspiration from music and performances by musicians. After trying to integrate this element into my work for years several years, the pieces developed from purely action-basted performances to more sound-based works. During this process, I have collaborated with several musicians and sound artists. In more recent years, my performances started involving home-made instruments. Materials vary, but eventually I developed a particular liking for the sound aesthetics of metal. My work can these days be defined as sound performance with a strong visual element. Sounds are specifically made with acoustic and analog instruments. I combine field recording with live sounds in my compositions.

I also work with other media, most noteworthy graphic art (etching, silkscreen print, lithography). My visual work was often developed at the same time as a performance and played a role in it. Since 2013 I have been separating the development of graphic- and performance pieces. Because of this, themes are no longer bound to particular projects and the works in both media are more timeless in theme and image.

Beside my artistic practice, I work as an organizer for the art space Extrapool in Nijmegen and as an artist-supporter at Grafisch Atelier Daglicht in Eindhoven. I was a part of the Ongemotiveerd Kunstenaars Collectief for 12 years (2005-2017) and in 2013 I co-founded the DIY label Barreuh Records.