Carol Laidler explores ideas surrounding narrative, memory, and perception. She is interested in the connection between things, in examining and highlighting the conflicting narratives that emerge within the history of a place or archival collection. She is curious about how the meaning of these narratives change in relation to context and to cultural experience.
Her work takes the form of site-specific installations, and involves sound, found objects, moving image and/or performance. She uses writing, photography and walking as part of the process.
She is a member of alldaybreakfast, an artist collective based in Bristol working within the area of situated art.
Recent work includes: Tide Turns (2018) film and | Bank | performance talk with Carolyn Black, both presented at Liquidscapes, Dartington Hall; The Bulletins of Miscellaneous Information sound installation with David Alesworth in Lawrence Garden, Lahore Biennial; Soundings (2017/18) sound and sculptural installation, written and produced by members of alldaybreakfast with Edson Burton, St Mary Redcliffe church; Changing Rooms (2017) sound installation in Primordial Soup with Pat Jamieson, Cleveland Pools, Fringe Arts Bath; Unlocked (2017) promenade theatre performance produced and written by members of alldaybreakfast, directed by Lily McLeish, Glenside Hospital Museum; Unlocked (2016-17) exhibition with alldaybreakfast, The Vestibules, Bristol City Hall and The Arcade, Bristol including the works Touched, Every Few Hours Someone Cries, Naming of Parts; The Time Machine (2016) alldaybreakfast happening/durational installation, Fringe Arts Bath; Beached (2016) installation/walk in collaboration with Pat Jamieson, beach hut, Dawlish Warren.