Alana Tyson: Interior | Craft and Concept Symosium, Ruthin Craft Centre
Mark Devereux Projects’ Supported Artist Alana Tyson will be launching her new installation, Interior at Ruthin Craft Centre on 22 February, with an accompanying symposium entitled Craft and Concept on 8 March.
Welsh-Canadian visual artist Alana Tyson is currently Artist-In-Residence at Ruthin Craft Centre. During time spent at Ruthin, Tyson has created a new immersive installation work Interior, which will officially open on the 22 February to the public.
It has taken Tyson several months to create Interior; a multi-sensory experience exploring the hypocrisy of the use of the phrase “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”. Tyson’s wants visitors to become cocooned completely, allowing them access inside this intimate and seductive installation work. Within the work, masses of undulating silky fabric with hand-stitched feminine folds introduce us to a private world where visitors are invited to hibernate and spend time. Tyson’s experiential encounter has more layers than what meets the eye: the walls of the structure move and seem to breathe, eerily calling up the visceral body.
Interior will be officially launched on 22 February with an open studio event. Tyson will be in residence until the 31 March 2015 and Interior is open to the public throughout the period.
To accompany this residency, there will be a public event Craft and Concept on 8th March with artists Roz Hawksley, Tabitha Moses and Alana Tyson. Together they will talk about their use of textiles within the conceptual art field, the panel discussion will be led b curator, artist and writer Melanie Miller. This event will discuss and determine; how conceptual art defined, what is its relationship to textiles? Why do we need definitions, how useful are they? When is a maker an artist? Rather than provide answers, the idea is to explore these themes through presentations by the panel, and discussions with the panel and with the audience.
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