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R A Walden

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source: Romily Alice Walden

Foregrounding the Sick Woman

Foregrounding Sickness: Narratives of Disability and Embodiment in Western post-Internet Culture is a research-led, practice-based project that explores the intersection of sickness, gender and technology. Four key areas of research will be developed under the headings: connection, performance, protest and futures; these will be investigated through autoethnographic writing, open-forminterviews, the production of artwork and accessible public programming. This project centersonthe gendered and disabled experience, working to bring sickness and disability out of private homes into the public space.  

Romily Alice Walden is a transdisciplinary artist whose work centres a queer, disabled perspective on the fragility of the body. Their practice spans sculpture, installation, video, curation and printed matter, all of which is undertaken with a socially engaged and research-led working methodology. Recent work has shown at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Newcastle), Hebbel Am Ufer (Berlin), SOHO20 (New York) and Tate Exchange: Tate Modern (London). In 2019 Walden was a Shandaken Storm King resident, and will be resident at Wysing Arts Centre in 2020. They work both individually and collectively as a member of Sickness Affinity Group; a group of art workers and activists who work on the topic of sickness/disability.