“Her work explores the relationship between the material and the psychological through sounding objects and actions, and she describes one important aspect of her practice as the “shared body of the artist and the audience.”
— The SKINNY
by rachael margetts
“Performance series Noise Above Noise elevates Manchester’s underground scene to the fifth floor of a tower block”.
“…the discovery that she could experiment with sound was political in itself…Now sound is a central part of her work with objects and performance, and improvisation is a way of exploring a fascination with “deviance”.”
— THE wire
by frances morgan
Feb 2014 Wire Magazine
“the act of shaving is amplified and grows monstrous with the use of blades and saws alongside shavers, whilst disembodied hair appears as a dead thing. Yet, the gentle and vulnerable act of singing contradicts such violent imagery, and it remains unclear whether the risk will pay off.”
Corridor8 is an annual international journal of contemporary visual arts and writing based in the North of England.
— corridor 8
review of solo residency and exhibition at cFCCA
"Where were queer women during the AIDS epidemic of New York in the '80s and '90s? A new audiovisual work from Manchester artist Rosanne Robertson remembers their role: Be Enraged, Become Explosive, which borrows its title from the wheat-pasted activism of the Fierce Pussy collective formed in '91, premieres today on World AIDS Day—in 19 cities around the globe."
"This is perhaps the ideal expression of what OutsiderXchanges has been trying to achieve, with Finan and Robertson collaborating with what appears to have been an equal exchange of ideas, and while Finan’s learning disability is present within the work, it does not separate him from Robertson, and is no different from Robertson’s own identity forming part of the work’s content."
- double negative
by tom emery
“Rosanne Robertson works within sound, performance, video and sculpture. Her work continuously pushes the boundaries in terms of what these various mediums can achieve in traditional and obscure settings.”
Young Artists in Conversation is an online platform consisting of a series of interviews with the most exciting young Artists and Designers from around the UK.
— Young artists in conversation
“For me Rosanne’s very much a ‘doodlebug’, that is to say, a provocateur who tirelessly works across all platforms, creating work by any medium necessary and who works beneath the skin”
- dazed digital