Limited edition of 20 signed and numbered photographic prints
400 x 500mm
Giclée print on KI Smooth Rag 300gsm
This limited edition of photographs are from performance for camera / video stonewaterbody 2019 which is part of a new body of work titled Stone (Butch). Works from Stone (Butch) were recently exhibited as part of Associated Matter at Yorkshire Sculpture Park for Yorkshire Sculpture International and are currently on exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield until 29 September 2019.
Stone (Butch) is my project as a Yorkshire Sculpture International Associate Artist. The title Stone (Butch) introduces the act of connecting qualities of stone, water and other aspects of nature with our gender expressions, sexuality and identity.
stonebodywater is a bodily intervention with one of the water systems that flow through the side of the valley in Hebden Bridge on my walk up to The Bridestones from my studio. This performance for camera connects stone, the body and water as materials. The video work is a looped 1 minute piece.
Rosanne Robertson’s exposition of the fluidity of queer bodies through haiku-like 1-minute looped films
- Wallpaper magazine
Her works explore water and stone, making a connection between fluidity and barriers, nature and queer bodies.
- Elephant magazine
Stone (Butch) focuses on a set of stones called The Bridestones which are situated above Todmorden in the Upper Calder Valley. The body of work includes photo collage with drawing and new sculpture. I have been taking plaster casts of cracks in the stones to make the chasmschism sculptures and filming bodily interventions with water systems on the walk to The Bridestones from my studio in Hebden Bridge which follows on from similar performances for camera such as Pissing.
These works are of Queer forms and changing bodies that are not set in stone, but rather revealed to us over a long period of time as fluid structures shaped by water and erosion. These Queer bodies are as fluid as the water that shapes them and as plural as the grains of sand that erode them.