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Episode · 4 months ago

Desktop Studio Visits: Ruth Angel Edwards

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In our first Desktop Studio Visit with Ruth Angel Edwards, hear more about the research and references that have shaped and come out of her residency at Wysing over the past year through a conversation with Wysing's curator John Eng Kiet Bloomfield. Ruth Angel Edwards' ongoing residency at Wysing has included various collaborations and investigations, to produce sound, radio, video works and research.

Desktop Studio Visits are a new strand in our online events programme aimed at highlighting research from recent artists-in-residence and platforming new works in progress. 

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Ruth Angel Edwards explores the dissemination of ideology through pop culture, drawing from sub and counter cultural movements both past and present, as well as the conditions which give rise to them. Individualism, the body, gender and sexuality, consumerism and spirituality are recurring themes in her work; hedonism, spectacle and dissent are deconstructed and reformed to create communicative works across a variety of media. For the past few years her 'ENEMA' series of installation works have used fan fictional narratives staged within dense augmented spaces, to explore personal cycles of consumption and waste and the ways these things are politicised as they connect with global capitalist economies. She is interested in how ideology is communicated, consumed, internalised, rebelled against and regurgitated. 

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