Rosanna Blatchford: In Residence/A-Drift
19/04/17 – 06/05/17
Wed – Sat. 12.30 - 5.30
Opening night Wed 19th. 6 – 8pm
Collecting objects invested with personal and common memory, such as shells from particular places, the work looks at the transitory nature of the world and the idea we are all ripples on a beach as reality constantly shifts around our presence.
This sense of dislocation informs the title A-drift.
Throughout her presentation of ideas and objects at ArcadeCardiff the display will change and shift as work is placed and balanced in temporary configurations contra to the classical understanding of sculpture and the false notion of intended permanence.
The material sourced in the environment is intentionally untreated and not fashioned to any degree as it is important that we do not apply a narrative seeded by our expectations as gallery visitors. Here, Blatchford’s concerns are the nature of display and how this fabricates a narrative. In researching the methodologies of display, her work seeks to draw back to the object’s moment and truth; their position in the world at the time of their discovery.
For ArcadeCardiff, she has transposed her studio into the gallery, blurring the lines between research and resolution as the exhibition exists in a state of flux.
She will be present at points throughout the exhibition to discuss her practice.
Rosanna Blatchford graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
ARCADECARDIFF Artists Residency program exists to provide space for thinking. It is not dependent on the presentation of an exhibition in the formal sense but allows a presentation of thoughts in process and a dialogue with audiences through objects and ideas. It is a place of creative and intellectual personal development for artists outside the world of expectation.