Browsing School of Arts by Authors
Critical clothWilliams, Rhiannon; University of Derby (2015-10)A solo exhibition. Each patchwork entails a highlighting (or mutilation) of language and text that becomes intensified through tessellation within a stitched honeycomb framework. This strategy is one of selection and magnification, framing words, phrases and excerpts in such a way that a critique is suggested to the viewer. The intensity of hand stitching over long periods of time exaggerates the semiotic impact of each ‘snippet’ of text. In some pieces, the systematic recording of language becomes historical in a documentary sense. Money Talks, for example, showcases journalistic language generated during the Credit Crunch and beyond: ‘capitalism in crisis’, ‘recession’, ‘slump’, ‘financial gloom’, and more recently, ‘consumer confidence’, ‘road to recovery’, ‘austerity’ and ‘more cuts to come’.
My loss is my lossWilliams, Rhiannon; University of Derby (2014-07)UK touring exhibition developed by University of Manchester with AHRC funding. My Loss is My Loss (patchwork of used lottery tickets) was selected for exhibition. My Loss is My Loss was illustrated with critical commentary in the book accompanying this exhibition: P. Knight, P. Crosthwaite and N. Marsh (2014) Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance 1700 to the Present. Manchester University Press. It was illustrated again by the AHRC in their report The Impact of AHRC Research April 2014 – March 2015, p. 17.