Wales Arts Review proudly presents a new series, Artists in Residence. Introducing Rory Duckhouse… throughout 2017 these artists, including Rory Duckhouse will take a leading creative role in what Wales Arts Review publishes, centring their skills on a challenging project over the course of a month. We were inundated with applications, receiving hundreds of emails about the positions, and it was no easy task whittling down all that talent to this final eleven. Our team of six editors debated long into the night, and in the end, we decided on a collection of people who we most want to work with, and whose work excites us. We think you will be excited by them too. Through this series, we hope to begin introducing Rory Duckhouse (and other artists) into the mainstream.
Here is a brief outline of what we can expect from this innovative artist, writer and collector of images.
Rory Duckhouse is an artist and writer based in Cardiff, Wales. Rory’s work looks at ideas of information and control, his mixed-media practice works across image and text to look at how our behaviour can be influenced by external factors. Trained as a photographer, his work is concerned with our relationship to photography and how the photograph is perceived as a document. Taking the photograph as a piece of information, he looks at how the layering of time has an effect on the veracity of the image. Photography is a powerful medium, both personally and in the media but is very much a subjective art form. We create more images now than ever before, but what is the legacy of these images and how could this information be misused? Using this as a platform, Rory’s work explores the space between photography, history, information, control & technology amongst many other ideas.
During this residency, Rory will be working on a number of image-based and text works for his upcoming exhibition at the Oriel Davies testbed space. He will be working on a series of participatory artworks that will be sent out in the post as an extension of the gallery show. These works will include proposals, crosswords and other work developed through the residency.
The following are the Wales Arts Review pieces that Rory Duckhouse has contributed throughout his residency with us.
Additional Artists in Residence pieces by the other selected artists are available also.
Instructions for Walking #1 is Rory Duckhouse’s first contribution to Wales Arts Review as part of the new 2017 Artists in Residence series.
Instructions for Looking 1-8 is a contribution by Rory Duckhouse to Wales Arts Review as part of the new 2017 Artists in Residence series.
Rory Duckhouse is one of the artists selected for the 2017 Artists in Residence line-up series. Tourist is a series of pictures by Duckhouse.
Rory Duckhouse is one of the artists selected for the 2017 Artists in Residence line-up series. Line of Sight is a selection of his work.
Rory Duckhouse asks us what makes landscape beautiful and explores picture-perfect settings in this Artists in Residence series piece.
Rory Duckhouse contributed a number of pieces to Wales Arts Review as part of the new Artists in Residence line-up series.