Megan Rudden

Website: https://meganrudden.co.uk

Email: meganrudden@hotmail.co.uk

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'My gran’s tumble dryer ball cast in iron rests in the crevice between arm and breast, rising with each inhalation of breath, exhale; it falls', Film (Duration 55 mins)

'Vibrations in Steel Replace Vocal Cords', Stainless steel nuts, Cast iron, Builder's sand, Film, Sound

'Vibrations in Steel Replace Vocal Cords', Stainless steel nuts

'Vibrations in Steel Replace Vocal Cords', Stainless steel nuts, Cast iron, Builder's sand, Film, Sound

'My gran’s tumble dryer ball cast in iron rests in the crevice between arm and breast, rising with each inhalation of breath, exhale; it falls', Film (Duration 55 mins)

'Vibrations in Steel Replace Vocal Cords', Stainless steel nuts, Cast iron, Builder's sand, Film, Sound


Statement

My work is often concerned with ideas surrounding the body, particularly those of gender, sexuality and reproduction. I am interested in material processes which I consider to have a relationship to systems of the flesh, exploring the bodily connotations of the foundry and of casting metals such as iron. In relation to this, I am also interested in the ritualistic aspects of these processes.

By analysing the relationship between physical reproduction and social reproduction within my work, I hope to explore ideas of power, oppression, control, gender and labour.

Through the site specific aspects of my practice I attempt to create non-linear, transhistorical narratives which use place as an anchor to link stories across time.

My exploration of various media and ideas leads to a varied practice that moves across performance, film, drawing, text-based work and object making, however my methodology is consistent; the idea drives investigation into materials and processes and this determines the form and outcome of each body of work.

Biography

Born in Leith, Edinburgh, Megan Rudden completed a HND in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College before continuing on to the Sculpture and Environmental Art course at Glasgow School of Art. She is a recent graduate and currently living and working in Glasgow.

CV

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