Lucy Finchett-Maddock is an artist and academic at Sussex Law School, writing, researching and teaching in the fields of critical legal theory and speculative philosophy. She is one of the founders of the Art/Law Network and writes broadly on the themes of resistance, aesthetics, property, artificial divisions of art and law, and entropy.
As an artist, her work is inspired by theory in as much as lived experience, seeking to capture ontological questions around artificial and formal divides – the human/machine, subject/object, separations between the aesthetic and the legal. For Lucy, she sees herself as a speculative artist, which encapsulates anything emerging from her originally painted work, such as sculpture, sound, data, vibration and video. In the past, she has also enjoyed more figurative work and prints.
Bringing together her work as educator and artists, Lucy is developing The LORE School (Legal Origins Rights Education and Art) to tell the ‘story of law through lore.’