12.10.19 - 2.11.19
16 Queen's Arcade, Cardiff CF10 2BY, UK
'This Is Our Space'
Repurposed floor sign, vynal, acetate
Danielle creates work that seeks to archive black trans experience. They use technology to imagine our lives in environments that centre our bodies...
Those living, those that have passed and those that have been forgotten
floor sign, vynal, acetate om/
Rosa - Johan Uddoh
'Who We Are As A Couple'
(b.1993, Croydon) is an artist exploring an over-identification with places, objects or celebrities in British popular culture, decolonisation, and the effects of this on self-esteem.
Making work across ceramics, performance, fan-fiction and sound, she is still influenced by her architectural background, rooting stories in specific spaces and materials.
Dye on silk with vinyl and stitching and postcards
Women are able to hold onto cultural elements of homeland much differently than children and men, how does the immigrant woman create and sustain her stories? I consider how I can honor these stories to bring them out of hiding. I am interested in the aftereffect of migration on interior and domestic life. The role of women and interior spaces are linked. I am curious about the unseen experiences and traces of labor that are lost to time and consumption. This disintegration connects to cultural loss which accrues from migration.
Home is a tended space, where the decorative beckons prosperity to flourish. I am engaged in the symbolism of “fruitfulness” within the home and how this blessing and burden has traditionally derived from the female body. The work on fabric conjures forms that are personal translations of shrine and monument. The vulnerability and trauma of moving from one place to another gets overlooked unless it is part of one’s personal history. I merge the personal, symbolic patterns, and textile structure to communicate the quest for prosperity and homecoming.
Manifesto paste up
Girl Forum aims to be an intersectional and intergenerational network for artist and art workers, challenging the current conditions of the art world through a model of care, generosity and mutual support.
Taking Space, Sharing Space and Taking Care are the primary concerns for a curatorial, collaborative, intersectional, feminist art practice.
Isa Genzken's Blue Leather Jacket
Glacé kid leather, polyester satin, rib knit polyester, zips
Be Soft But Not Too Soft
Unfired clay (hand modelled), zips, natural hair dye
Madeleine Pledge works via replicas and remakes, using the designed languages of clothing and furniture to approach bodies, subjects, objects, and power. Recent exhibitions include 'Portrait for a Screenplay of Beth Harmon', Tenderpixel and 'The Weather Garden, Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection', Towner Art Gallery.
PIMP - Snowflakes and Bleeding Hearts Quilted
Oilcloth, print, mixed media, textile.
Fallon’s work explores themes of protection and defence in domestic and maternal realms. Her practice encompasses sculptural work in metal, textile and paper; drawing, performance and photography.
Conflicts and ambivalences within familiar territories inform the initial choice of materials and technique for each work. The methods of making are crucial to revealing new ideas and resolving thought processes intrinsic to the original starting point of the piece.
As well as an individual practice, Fallon also works in collaborative groups and collectives, both in Ireland and England. The two disparate ways of working feed into one another and are therefore equally important parts of her practice.
Whims of Her Own
Custom crowd control fabric barrier, mirror.
Lu Williams create cross-disciplinary artworks, events and printed matter with a focus on DIY culture, workshops, intersectional feminism and working class culture.
Lu Williamsis founder of Grrrl Zine Fair which celebrates contemporary DIY feminism though zines, live events, practical workshops, and a pop up library.
Beth Morris is a Cardiff based collage and book artist. Her work delves into surrealism, feminism and the subversive. Her collage work tends to be filmic with it’s own narrative that the viewer can interpret.
Printed GIF on paper.
Katy Jalili is a genderqueer Iranian born multidisciplinary artist, performer and writer based in London. Katayoun's visual art work focuses on physicality. They use their own body as the subject to discuss, poke fun, and disturb, through using digital mediums such as gifs, video and polaroid photography. They have exhibited their work nationally and held their first solo show in Academy of Fine Art-Prague (Winter 2018).