Her work, which has often taken the length of a TV commercial spot, draws on the aesthetics of PR campaigns and advertising. Beyond the history of art and artist collectives, an interesting and significant influence on her work is the structure behind fashion production. She references a documentary on designer Raf Simons, fascinated by how the designer’s relationship with the (largely female) technicians connects to the way she produces her own work. “I’m always interested in how people work together to produce work. How am I working with these other artists? How are they influencing how I’m working? How am I influencing how they are working? I think the infrastructure of how fashion is produced is fascinating to me, how as a designer all your references are contained within a human body.”
Good things are brewing for Cooper. She’s in a two-person show curated by the Whitney’s director of digital media, Sarah Hromack, at New York space K. (formerly known as P!). This September she will mount a solo presentation with Neumeister Bar-Am at ABC Berlin. With her years of experience working with installation and display, expect a naturally inventive approach to exhibitions where the human body and technology meet.