Open Studio for REMODEL by Rosanne Robertson
The Art House Open Studios event
Saturday 16 Jun 11am- 4pm
I will be opening my studio at The Art House- showing recent works and works in progress from my REModel project.
REModel is a personal research and development project by Rosanne Robertson exploring mental health and societal structures- producing a new body of assembled sculpture, drawings, sound and performance works. Rosanne will focus of the relationship between mind, body and environment in works that celebrate the moment as the site for change and remodelling. Rosanne imagines the physicality of the site for change and how it involves the body- destruction of the past, embodying resistance to dominant structures and renewal.
Starting points involve automatic drawings that embody the mutilation of Queer female identity considered deviant in over riding patriarchal capitalistic system that rely on rigid and binary understandings of gender and sexuality. A homophobic and rigid society can lead to a deep distrust and hatred of our own selves, bodies and variations. During research and collaborations Rosanne considers the psychological effect of being at odds with societal structures. Assemblage and sculpture is explored as a medium in relation to building new meaning and making new connections piece by piece. An alternative Queer Herstory of Assemblage Art, the female+Queer+non-binary body and the Queer female gaze in art will be researched as part of this project.
This projected is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Rosanne Robertson is supported by The Art House during this project as a bursary studio holder.
The Art House provides time, space and support for artists and associates to develop their critical practice and professional careers. Everyone is welcome to experience contemporary visual art and learn about the practice of being an artist through a year-round programme of exhibitions and events. The Art House is a visual arts development agency and registered charity established in 1994 in response to the lack of facilities for disabled visual artists.