Speed of Trust: Sculptural Installation by Rosie McLean

Submitted by fusionarts on November 3, 2023 - 13:18

Venue, Timing and Cost

95 Gloucester Green
Saturday, 25 November 2023 to Friday, 8 December 2023
11:00 - 18:00 Weds - Sun
Detail, Untitled Rosie McLean, 2023 Glass and wire sculpture created in fire ritual, shown with sound work by Assia Ghendir Photographed by Agnes Diaconu

An immersive art installation featuring glass sculptures, hangings, lighting, and soundscapes, accompanied by a personal essay, exploring our relationships with others, the world, and the challenges and joys of embracing the unfamiliar.

Speed of Trust: Sculptural Installation by Rosie McLean proposes a consideration of the negotiations between choice and chance in the formation of our intimacies and perceptions ; how far will you go? For how long? For who? And, perhaps most importantly, why?

Within an immersive art installation encompassing glass sculptures, hangings, lighting, soundscapes, and a complementary personal essay, viewers are encouraged to explore our connections with one another and the world. The exhibition delves into the intricacies of these connections, delving into the risks and rewards of challenging our preconceived notions and making the familiar unfamiliar.

The showcase also includes a work-in-progress beaded tapestry measuring 2 x 1.5 meters and a series of spectral glass sculptures crafted outdoors during ritual bonfires. These sculptures pay homage to the ancient fire festivals of European agricultural communities prior to the 1800s, celebrating the cyclical nature of destruction and renewal.

This creative process originated during Rosie McLean's 2022 residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and has been further developed in collaboration with sonic artist and somatic practitioner Assia Ghendir. Recordings of Assia's vocals from these collaborative sessions will be presented as part of the installation.

Open: Weds - Sun, 25th Nov - 8th Dec, 11am - 6pm

Opening Party: Fri 24th Nov, 7 - 10pm with DJ's from Young Women's Music Project

Fusion Arts, 95 Gloucester Green, Oxford, OX1 2BU

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