Vivian Charlesworth‘s objects and immersive environments create a space for physical interplay between the viewer and the artwork. Each piece fosters a sensation of stepping into the middle of a story. In order to make the viewer aware of their own gaze, Charlesworth immerses them within fragmented narratives that ask to be reassembled. Each viewer creates their own story based on the information they choose to process and engage with. She inserts the viewer into the position of explorer, bystander or spy, challenging them to interrogate and confront their own presumptions about narrative.

During her residency at Elsewhere, Charlesworth created Repository.