|Brighid Lowe's work has utilised a wide range of situations, materials and scale; from site-specific installations to small, single photographs. One strand in Lowe's recent work has involved the use of text in various formats. Text fragments are collected from the every day world (newspapers, television, stories, evangelical tracts etc.) and then used as an element within her work, in the same way that one might use other found materials or objects.
Central to Lowe's work is the idea of montage or assemblage, in which a juxtaposed element disrupts the context in which it is inserted. This contaminating element brakes the linearity, unity and closure of a discourse. A new reading is invited; that of the fragment perceived in relation to its origin. The fragment is incorporated into a new whole in which the texts, and therefore its origins, are transformed. The extracts deform each other, contaminate each other's content, sometimes reject each other, whilst at other points appear to fuse. Montage does not reproduce the real, instead it constructs a process in which images and texts are used against themselves in order to intervene in the world.