The Split Is Vividly Revealed presents new work by transdisciplinary artist Romily Alice Walden: The public world is the world of strength, the positive (valued) body, performance and production, the able-bodied and youth. Weakness, illness, rest and recovery, pain, death and the negative (de-valued) body are private, generally hidden, and often neglected. Coming into the public world with illness, pain or a de-valued body, we encounter resistance to splitting the two worlds; the split is vividly revealed. Wendell, S. (2006). Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability. In: L. Davis, ed., The Disability Studies Reader, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, pp.243-256.
Romily Alice Walden is a transdisciplinary artist whose work centres a queer disabled perspective on the fragility of the body. Her work has been shown throughout the UK, Europe and North America in solo and group exhibitions. In 2019 she will present solo exhibitions at SOHO20 Gallery New York and Nars Foundation, Brooklyn. Walden’s practice spans sculpture, installation, video and printed matter, all with a socially engaged and research-led working methodology.