New release! FMC16: Rosanne Robertson – Appendage & Bond

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Announcing the latest release from Fractal Meat Cuts on cassette and download, Rosanne Robertson‘s Appendage & Bond. Seven tracks of studio process experiments exploring sculptures made by the artist for performance. Photos on the cover are of the artist’s work.

These recordings were made with the materials of Appendage and Bond -a sculptural work activated and reworked by the body in performance with a minimalist set of sound making and a new body of assemblage and lightweight sculptures cut from the body during performance. Appendage & Bond has been developed as part of Rosanne Robertson’s project Too Much which explores mental health focussing on the physicality of anxiety and heightened emotional and psychological states. Recordings are made of short actions for microphone with minimal editing, tracks such as Trigger which includes use of layering the sound of ripping nylon intends to mimic the violent effect of withdrawal on the brain and a feeling of interference or exaggerated manic thinking.

Rosanne Robertson is an artist based in Manchester working with performance, sculpture, assemblage and sound she explores tensions, anxieties and relationships between body, object and environment. Described by Dazed and Confused when selected as one of the city’s ‘Emerging Ones’ as “a provocateur working beneath the skin by any means possible”.

forthcoming events:

Too Much Open Studio event
29 April- 8 May
Open Fridays 6-9pm (scheduled performance 7.30-8pm) and Sat-Sun 12-6pm.
The Penthouse, Hilton House, 26-28 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 1EH
Event page

Too Much is a project by artist Rosanne Robertson focusing on mental health, the modern condition of anxiety and the personal in contemporary art resulting in the development of newly exhibited assemblage, sculpture, performance, drawing and sound art work.

Too Much open studio event presents a new body of work at artist led project space The Penthouse which is co directed by the artist and situated in Manchester’s Northern Quarter- described by The Wire magazine as- “elevating Manchester’s underground art scene to the top floor of a tower block”.

Appendage & Bond, recently performed in it’s first manifestation at Manchester Art Gallery for Creative Tourist’s Wonder Women festival on the occasion of International Women’s Day will be performed as a 30 minute roaming performance around the open studio event. Expect a sculptural work activated and reworked by the body in performance with a minimalist set of sound making and a new body of assemblage and lightweight sculptures cut from the body during performance.

Combining materials and sculptural arrangements that depict raw and open parts of the body- clothed and unclothed- this work magnifies abstracted bodily sections as if to look for the small intricate fear hidden within small spaces of the body- to sublimate the discord of the past. The open studio event will see a large scale installation of these sculptural works being added to live via performance. This project is supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

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