A space to
re-connect and re-charge within the show, Live Room is an interactive
installation, embedded within a woven resting place for the wires of the
wireless age. Plug into the power of the Live Room network by weaving a piece
to add to the room. Becoming charged up, leave the rest to the wires and go
explore the show.
School of Communication
MA Visual Communication, 2018
Natanya's practice takes a playful approach, one that is grounded in the throwaway material fragments of our everyday: burger boxes, household fabrics, coffee stirrers. She seeks to build up relationships of meaning out of these objects through curated scenarios - with the aim of understanding how we can be better in touch with our inhabited environment, both physically and perceptually.
Tactile workshops make up a large part of her practice. Recently, polystyrene burger boxes have become looms on which community closeness can be fabricated through collective weaving of small squares of "hedge" from green household fabrics. Becoming green-fingered, participants in these workshops slow down to engage with softness and solidarity, at the same time as acknowledging the looming threat of fast-living.
Natanya has also been working on a year-long project where she has successfully initiated and run the first series of creative making workshops at the Royal National Institute of Blind People in London.
She is concerned with blindness as a metaphor for situations in which people experience political and/or social pressures caused by institutional inequality. The recent event at Grenfell Tower is a prime example of this syndrome, and Natanya is currently organising an ongoing collective action that seeks to highlight these conditions.
- BA English Literature, University of Cambridge, 2015
- Hedgeworld Pop-up, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Royal National Institute of Blind People Creative Making Workshops Exhibition, Thenga Café, London, 2018; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Digital Aesthetics, Digital Exhibition, 2018; Mariposa, Oaxaca Textile Foundation, Mexico, 2017; Discoveries Channelled, Royal College of Art, 2017; Merz Barn Residency Weekend, The Crypt, London, 2017; Chandelier, University College School, London 2016